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La Conner’s Christmas spirit survives holiday cancellations


December 2, 2020

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS – Remember the old normal of 2017? That Dec. 2 Santa arrived in the Hook & Ladder Department’s white fire truck about 5:30 and 1-2-3 poof, with the help of children the Town’s Christmas tree’s lights came on, like magic. Christmas is still magical. It is just very different this year. Please read your children the letter from Santa, page 2. – File photo by Ken Stern

Santa Claus is coming to town – just not as often this Christmas season.

The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to stem its spread will limit Santa’s appearances in La Conner, but Mayor Ramon Hayes – who calls himself an eternal optimist – is confident travel advisories around the globe will be lifted in time for the jolly toymaker and his reindeer to fly under the radar and arrive late on Christmas Eve to deliver presents to children who avoided the 2020 naughty list.

However, cancellation of such favorite start of December events as the live Christmas tree lighting c...

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