‘A Wonderful Christmas in the City’
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Dave Matthews helps 1-year-old son Noah decorate pieces of his gingerbread man at City Hall Thursday night, one of the many activities that was part of ‘A Wonderful Christmas in the City.’

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Young Jackson ? waits anxiously for Santa to disembark the train, which gave him a lift to downtown Thursday night at the beginning of the Christmas in the City events. Santa went from the train to his downtown house where he’ll visit with children until Christmas eve.

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The band marches away from dowtown after performing a series of holiday selections as part of Thursday’s Christmas in the City activities.

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Two-year-old Jamier Morris gazes at the beauty of finely decorated gingerbread houses on display at City Hall Thursday night. Children also had an opportunity to get their hands on some gingerbread of their own while there.

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Debbie Roberts adjust ornaments on the brightly shining tree set up, along with a cozy fireplace complete with stockings, inside the food tent on the grounds of the History Museum. Guest browsed silent auction items, enjoyed some delicious treats and were mesmerized by the welcoming glow of the fireplace.

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Christmas in the City participants chat while waiting for the hay ride to begin, one of several transportation options available to tour the city and see Clinton dressed in its Christmas finest.

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A carriage awaits riders during Thursday night’s Christmas in the City events.



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