A special visitor flew in from the South Pole Thursday.
Mrs. Claus and a group she recruited met at the Des Moines post office on Second Avenue.
They looked at wish lists and checked them twice.
Mrs. Claus issued a warning saying children need to be good in the weeks ahead because Santa has plenty of coal for naughty children.
Mrs. Claus told Channel 13 what some children are asking for, “Ninja weapons and the girls want Barbie’s. There was one little boy and all he wanted was his daddy to come home from Afghanistan. That really tears at your heart.
All the children who put return addresses on their letters got a response from Mrs. Claus.