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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

20-month-old Ellie Eischens wasn't sure what to think of Santa Claus at the annual Park Rapids Community Christmas Tree Lighting celebration Friday night. Santa arrived in style on a Park Rapids fire truck. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)1 / 4
Dr. Paul Dove leads the audience in Christmas carols as the crowd waits for Santa Claus to arrive for the tree lighting. The annual event also featured a yuletide sampler and live nativity. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)2 / 4
A live nativity was presented by the Tate family and friends. The youngsters braved the cold with performances on the hour throughout the evening. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)3 / 4
Santa Claus greets the crowd gathered on Main Avenue in downtown Park Rapids at the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration with emcee Bob Seifert. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)4 / 4
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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

This year's tree was donated by Mike and Helen Sheeran. Steve and Robin Walsh and Paul Utke helped get the tree cut and placed on Main.

St. Joseph's Light Up a Life event features bulbs honoring the memory of a friend, loved one or for someone living.

Downtown merchants had food and drink samples for event-goers throughout the evening.

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