Countdown to Shining Lights and Midnight Madness

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The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce counted down to Midnight Madness on Saturday, November 30, 2013 with Christmas carols, visits with Santa, hot dogs & hot chocolate and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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Those who stopped by to share in the holiday spirit appreciated the warmer weather this year. Even with the higher temperatures, hot chocolate was still a welcomed treat.

Santa handed out candy canes and listened to the Christmas wishes of many eager kids of all ages. Beginning at 4:00 in the afternoon, Santa stayed until after dark when the lights of the tree were shining and every last request was heard.

As 6:00 pm neared, Mayor Glen McKenzie plugged in the tree that will share the Christmas spirit with all those who pass by during this festive season.

After stopping for a few moments to admire the tree, people rushed off to hunt down some deals downtown at the Midnight Madness sale.