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A big crowd gathers around Santa Claus, filling Second Street, after his arrival in downtown Hudson Friday night. Santa turned on the city's new LED holiday lights with a wave of his staff. Photo by Randy Hanson

Santa Claus lights up the town

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The Christmas season got off to a big start Friday evening with Santa Claus' traditional pre-holiday visit to downtown Hudson.

The jolly old elf turned on the Christmas lights with a wave of his wand and listened to dozens of children's wish lists. After about 45 minutes on the street, he entered Kelley Frame and Fine Art Gallery for more formal visits with children.


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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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