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DENVER — While most children eagerly await Santa’s arrival at their home on Christmas, dozens of Denver metro children facing adversity got to take a flight to the North Pole on Saturday to visit Saint Nick himself.

The children chosen for the “Fantasy Flight” come from a variety of organizations. Those include, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association, Almost Home and Make-A-Wish.

Hundreds of United Airlines employees volunteer their time to help the kids through Denver International Airport and on the plane to The North Pole to meet Santa.

This is the 30th year the airline has done the “Fantasy Flight” for kids in Denver.