Holiday merriment

Waconia’s Homespun Holidays is always a fun time of year for local residents. The event started with a Candle Light Stroll and Tree Lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 29. The Homespun Holiday took place on Saturday, Dec. 1. Upcoming events include Stocking Stuffer Saturday and Kids Shopping Day at various businesses on Saturday, Dec. 15 and the Merry Marathon — featuring last-minute shopping with extended hours at many Waconia businesses — on Saturday, Dec. 22. Here, the Carver County Mounted Posse was among the groups singing Christmas carols in Waconia on Saturday, Dec. 1. Here, the posse sings near the Waconia Fire Station on Maple Street. Patriot photo by Todd Moen