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Tis’ the Season

Staff reports
Photo by Colin Fisher.A local child puts an ornament on a tree downtown.
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Christmas arrived early in Truckee last weekend with a host of holiday events and special guest appearances by Old Saint Nick.

Things kicked off Friday evening, when little ones from all of the local schools along with their parents, teachers and friends, lined Commercial Row for the town’s annual tree decorating.

As traffic came to a virtual standstill on Donner Pass Road, children strung silver tinsel and hung metallic bulbs and handmade ornaments.

Students from Prosser Creek Charter School took an organic approach to their trees, using decorations like pinecones scavenged from the forest surrounding the school.

“We’re so happy to be a part of this,” said the school’s Executive Director Jayna Gaskell, as she passed out candy canes to the crowd. “This is the first year that we’ve been asked to come and participate and we’re just really excited to be here.”

On Saturday, Santa Claus made an appearance at Glenshire Elementary School for a Santa Breakfast.

Throughout the weekend, he appeared at Tiny Tim’s Christmas Village and Craft Fair, hosted by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks Center.

On Sunday, he greeted Truckee’s canine crowd for family photo sessions – all to benefit the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society.


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