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Goodfellow hosts 38th annual Santa’s Market

Shoppers at the 38th annual Santa’s Market explore the 78 booths at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. This year, there were many local vendors set up to show off a variety of items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Shoppers at the 38th annual Santa’s Market explore the 78 booths at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. This year, there were many local vendors set up to show off a variety of items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Mikayla, an attendee at the 38th Annual Santa’s Market, takes advantage of an ornament decorating station in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. After decorating their ornaments the children were able to take them home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Mikayla, an attendee at the 38th Annual Santa’s Market, takes advantage of an ornament decorating station in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. After decorating their ornaments the children were able to take them home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Santa Clause waves from a fire truck as he arrives at Santa’s Market held at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. Santa’s Market is an annual event, held since 1980, that allows community members to come on base to shop from a variety of local vendors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Santa Clause waves from a fire truck as he arrives at Santa’s Market held at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. Santa’s Market is an annual event, held since 1980, that allows community members to come on base to shop from a variety of local vendors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Santa Clause helps a child onto his lap for a photo before listening to requests for presents at the 38th Annual Santa’s Market in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. The children also had a chance to color ornaments and see the Grinch at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

Santa Clause helps a child onto his lap for a photo before listening to requests for presents at the 38th Annual Santa’s Market in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17, 2018. The children also had a chance to color ornaments and see the Grinch at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow opened its gates to the community for the 38th Annual Santa’s Market, a bazaar like event featuring various local vendors and booths at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy High Bay on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 17.

The event featured 78 booths from different vendors, ornament decorating and a visit from Santa Clause himself. Santa’s Market is the only time that Goodfellow opens its gates to the public, allowing visitors a chance to see a piece of the base while shopping.