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Main street tree lighting ceremony to kick off holiday season Nov. 26

Park Rapids' annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and Yuletide Sampler will be held Friday, Nov. 26 on Main, with Santa heading down from the North Pole to check out who's been naughty, who's been nice.

Park Rapids' annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and Yuletide Sampler will be held Friday, Nov. 26 on Main, with Santa heading down from the North Pole to check out who's been naughty, who's been nice.

The Yuletide Sampler will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at participating downtown businesses.

At 6 p.m. community carol singing will begin, St. Joseph's Hospice Christmas tree will be lit and Rudolph and Santa will descend on Main Avenue.

Bob Seifert, Coborn's manager, will emcee the revelry.

Dr. Paul Dove will conduct the Calvary Lutheran Choir and lead the audience in songs of the season.

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Santa's House will be located at The Good Life Café on Main. Santa will lend an ear to children after the tree lighting ceremony and from 3 to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 18

The community tree lighting is done in partnership with St. Joseph's Hospice Light Up a Life program. A hospice family will be lighting the tree this year.

The tree will be lit by bulbs purchased in memory of a friend or loved one or honoring a survivor. A gift of $5 will light up a bulb on the community Christmas tree through Christmas.

To sponsor a bulb contact St. Joseph's Hospice at 732-3311.

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