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Santa Lights Christmas Tree

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Ripley Park hosted the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening as the holiday season officially begins in Raton.

The day was a warm one for the end of November as Santa made his way to Ripley Park Saturday afternoon where he greeted hundreds of children taking pictures and handing out goodies before brightening the evening. Around dusk Santa walked over to the tree at and asked for the crowds help with his magic to light Raton’s Christmas Tree. 

The countdown started and soon the tree light up with the colors of the season and the cheers of the crowd in attendance. 

The crowd then retreated to 1st Street where the Electric Light display was underway with floats decorated in lights of the season and local shops were open displaying their wares and and some with hot coffee and cocoa. One local shop even offered scrumptious ice cream to shoppers. 

 

The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Ripley Park took place Saturday evening

The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Ripley Park took place Saturday evening


As seen on 1st Street Saturday evening during the Electric Light display

As seen on 1st Street Saturday evening during the Electric Light display


The wonder of a young as he points to the light on this display during the Electric Light display on 1st street Saturday evening

The wonder of a young as he points to the light on this display during the Electric Light display on 1st street Saturday evening


Santa Greets youngsters on this float Saturday evening during the electric light display

Santa Greets youngsters on this float Saturday evening during the electric light display

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