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Santa Claus makes an appearance in downtown Hudson last Friday night, to the delight of a crowd of several hundred children and family members. The jolly old gent arrived in a horse-drawn sleigh and turned on the Christmas lights with a wave of his staff. He then went into Kelley Frame & Fine Art Gallery for personal consultations with children.

Santa Claus comes to town

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A crowd of several hundred children and parents greeted Santa Claus when he made his first appearance of the Christmas season in Hudson Friday evening.


He arrived from the north on Second Street, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh that stopped in the middle of the downtown.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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