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The Christmas Season Begins in Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The official start of the holiday season began Saturday in Raton as the traditional festivities took place and the city Christmas Tree was lit.

Saturday began the day at the Shuler Theater with pet photos with Santa. Santa then walks down the street to Ripley Park and greets the kids. This year an estimated 400 plus kids stopped by to see the bearded saint. 

Around 5:00 p.m. Raton City Manager Scott Berry flipped the switch to light the city Christmas Tree located at Ripley Park the tree will stay  lit till after Christmas along with all the lights along First and Second Street. 

Following the lighting there was a static electric parade on First Street sponsored by Raton Main Street. the floats were judged and the winners of the event are

1st place – Rayetta Trujillo and Family “Christmas Wonderland”
2nd place – Frank Ferri “Elvis’ Blue Christmas”
3rd place – CCFA Rodeo Queens “A Cowgirl Christmas”

Participants:  The above plus, Santa Fe Trail School For The Performing Arts, The Pack Rat, International Bank, The Lions Club, and Raton MainStreet.  Food vendor was Gina D’s BBQ.

To finish off the evening the Lion’s club officially flipped the switch to light the City of Bethlehem. 

Raton City Manager flipped the switch to officially start the Christmas season in Raton by Lighting the City Christmas Tree Saturday evening.

Raton City Manager flipped the switch to officially start the Christmas season in Raton by Lighting the City Christmas Tree Saturday evening.

1st place - Rayetta Trujillo and Family "Christmas Wonderland"

1st place – Rayetta Trujillo and Family “Christmas Wonderland”

2nd place - Frank Ferri "Elvis' Blue Christmas"  accompanied by Blue Christmas

2nd place – Frank Ferri “Elvis’ Blue Christmas” accompanied by Blue Christmas

3rd place - CCFA Rodeo Queens "A Cowgirl Christmas"

3rd place – CCFA Rodeo Queens “A Cowgirl Christmas”

The Shuler Theater Electric Light Float presented by Santa Fe Trail School For The Performing Arts

The Shuler Theater Electric Light Float presented by Santa Fe Trail School For The Performing Arts

International Bank Electric Float.

International Bank Electric Float.

This float featured a live Santa

This float featured a live Santa

The Lion's Club had this Nativity Scene

The Lion’s Club had this Nativity Scene

Another nativity scene

Another nativity scene

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