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PHOTOS: Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Kandiyohi

Annual Kandiyohi Santa Night spreads Christmas cheer to children and their families in Kandiyohi Saturday evening.

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Santa visits with youngsters upon his arrival in front of the Kandiyohi Civic Center during Kandiyohi Santa Night on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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KANDIYOHI — Dozens of eager children and their families huddled on the sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Kandiyohi as red and blue flashing lights from Kandiyohi Fire Department trucks escorted a very famous couple to the Kandiyohi Civic Center Saturday evening.

Parents filmed on their phones as children gleefully cheered as Santa and Mrs. Claus rolled up to greet the community. Everyone soon rushed back inside to warm back up and get in line to personally visit with Santa so they could tell him everything they want for Christmas coming up in two weeks.

The annual event was made possible this year by the Kandiyohi Men's Club.

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Chloe, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, sits all dressed up for Christmas with owner Tina Redepenning of Kandiyohi during the Kandiyohi Santa Night on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to children upon arrival at the Kandiyohi Santa Night on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Children anxiously await the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Kandiyohi Civic Center during the Kandiyohi Santa Night on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Festive cookies await hungry children at the Kandiyohi Santa Night on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Parents and their children watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via escort from the Kandiyohi Fire Department during the Kandiyohi Santa Night at the Kandiyohi Civic Center on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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