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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Polk County welcomed the Christmas season on Friday and Saturday.

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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.

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Photo by Lukas Eggen

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.

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Photo by Lukas Eggen

Christmas in Monmouth

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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.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Santa is listening carefully at Winterfest 2016.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

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.

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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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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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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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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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