Holiday season kicks off in Watertown

Santa is mobbed by children as he arrives at City Center Park in Watertown on Friday, Nov. 30, for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Santa is mobbed by children as he arrives at City Center Park in Watertown on Friday, Nov. 30, for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Holiday Open Houses  last Friday Nov. 30, when residents toured to local businesses to take part in raffles, win prizes and much more.

The day concluded with the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony at City Center Park, which included a visit from Santa, who arrived on a fire truck. Santa was also in town on Saturday for Santa Day at the Watertown Community Center.

Many more photos of Friday’s festivities in Watertown can be found on Pages 12 and 13 of this week’s Carver County News.

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