After Santa was done in Bismarck- he drove up to Minot and helped residents there kick off the Christmas season. Even Mrs. Claus joined in on the fun; they both stopped by to take pictures with the kids. Families enjoyed candy canes and warm drinks as they all gathered towards the 25ft Christmas tree. Children sat on their parents shoulders to try and get a better look at the decorations.
“3 … 2 … 1!” says the crowd. As the tree is lit, cheering erupts.
“I’ve lived here – I’ve been here 24 years, born and raised here, and I wanted them to experience the same thing I did as a kid.” says Shane Miller, Tree Lighting Attendee.
Carolers added to the holiday spirit by singing classic Christmas songs for the crowd.