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Silt lights it up

Santa visits Silt as giant Christmas tree illuminates downtown

Santa Claus pauses for a photo with a fan during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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Igniting its holiday spirits this week, the town of Silt illuminated a giant Christmas tree and welcomed a visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday. Silt’s small but quaint downtown area also saw horse carriage rides, live performances and a procession of local first responders.

Santa Claus greets children during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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An elf offers candy to event-goers during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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Children perform during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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A performer with Rife's Full Throttle Dance Company is hoisted into the air during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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A dancer smiles while performing during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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A child sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the start of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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Fresh cotton candy is made during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Silt on Tuesday.
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Reporter Ray K. Erku can be reached at 612-423-5273 or rerku@postindependent.com


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