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Santa lights the night at start of season

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Santa Claus greeted a crowd of kids and parents from his perch at the annual Light Up Night in downtown Hudson. With a wave, Santa lit up the holiday lights in the downtown area. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 5
Jordyn Gilbert digs to make some reindeer feed for Christmas night at the Light Up Night event. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 5
Liam Filipiak, left, and Hannah Hillman create snowflake crafts at the Light Up Night event on Friday, Nov. 23. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 5
Crowds wait around all sides of Santa’s truck, snapping photos while they waited to meet the big man himself at the Light Up Night event in downtown Hudson on Friday, Nov. 23. The tradition kicks off the season after Thanksgiving, with Santa lighting up downtown. Rebecca Mariscal / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 5

The annual Light Up Night kicked off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 23 in downtown Hudson.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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