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Christmas spirit abounds in Edmonton

A little one’s first photo with Santa. Photo by PJ Martin

By PJ Martin 


The Herald-News 


The annual Shop Around the Square returned to Edmonton on Sunday, December 5th and you could feel the Christmas spirit in the air. 

The event is sponsored by the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce each year to encourage shopping local. 

Relay for Life held their Tree of Hope ceremony and several businesses around the square were open. Grace Union Baptist Church members sang Christmas Carols, Santa was on hand to greet the children, the Hornets’ Nest Pickers provided music, hot cider, cookies, and a tree lighting all in one day. What more could you ask for? 

 The Metcalfe Museum in the historic courthouse was also open to the public and windows were decorated. 

Members of Grace Union Baptist Church sang carols to the shoppers on the square. Photo by PJ Martin

Historical Society’s Kay Harbison discussed the display system of the museum with Chamber Board of Director’s member Gina Duncan Gibson. Photo by PJ Martin

The Relay for Life Tree of Hope with each light representing a memory or support for someone fighting cancer. Photo by PJ Martin

The Hornet’s Nest Pickers having their picture taken with Santa. The Pickers provided live music in front of City Hall. Photo by PJ Martin

Mayor Doug Smith lighting the City of Edmonton’s Christmas tree. Photo by PJ Martin





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