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Polk County welcomed the Christmas season on Friday and Saturday.
Photo by Lukas Eggen
Mackenzie Welker, four, gets a little help from Tyler Welker with coloring Friday night during Western Oregon’s Holiday Tree Lighting celebration.
Hailey Soukup, 5, shares what she wants for Christmas with Santa during Western Oregon University’s 49th annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration the first weekend of December.
Christmas in Monmouth
Photo by Jolene Guzman
Maxx and Gauge Michaelson, both 2, weren’t so sure they wanted to meet Santa on Friday night at Winterfest in Dallas. They were brave enough to pose for a photo, though.
Santa is listening carefully at Winterfest 2016.
Good little boys and girls had plenty of time to contemplate what they wanted to ask Santa for while waiting in line at Winterfest in Dallas on Friday night.
Photo by Emily Mentzer
One of 15 glowing entries in Independence’s Parade of Lights that made its way down Monmouth Avenue Saturday night, helping kick off the Christmas season.
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