Sidney welcomes the Christmas season


Ryan Hermens / The Sun-Telegraph

Santa Claus visited Sidney on Saturday evening to kick off the holiday season. More than 100 residents braved the cold weather to watch the Parade of Lights, which featured a half-dozen floats. After the parade, Kris Kringle helped flip the switch to turn on the lights on the Christmas tree in Hickory Street Square. Santa also met with children and posed for photographs at the Elks Lodge, where hot soup was served.

The Christmas season has begun in Sidney.

On Saturday night, Santa Claus rode into town and helped illuminate the city's Christmas tree in Hickory Street Square.

With more than a 100 residents braving the cold weather to watch, festive floats travelled along 10th Street spreading the season's cheer.

A half-dozen floats participated in the Sidney Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Sidney Jaycees.

"This is the second year that we have been asked to direct the parade and it is definitely fun to see what people come up with in decorating," Erin Huddleston, who helped organized the event, wrote...

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