Scenes from Christmas California Style

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted youngsters at Peoples Bank of Moniteau County Saturday following the annual Christmas parade in downtown California. Despite the cold and rain, children of all ages waited in line patiently for the opportunity to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wishes with him. The California High School Sounds of Joy sang Christmas songs as Santa visited with the children.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted youngsters at Peoples Bank of Moniteau County Saturday following the annual Christmas parade in downtown California. Despite the cold and rain, children of all ages waited in line patiently for the opportunity to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wishes with him. The California High School Sounds of Joy sang Christmas songs as Santa visited with the children. Photo by April Arnett.

Photos of various events held during Christmas California Style.

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The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was held Saturday in downtown California next to the courthouse, following the annual Christmas Parade. Mayor Norris Gerhart did the honors.

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At the Finke Theatre Saturday, several performers re-enact a Christmas scene written about in the 1916 W. W. Miller Journal. Performers are, from left, Ashlee Davis, Luke Freeman, Ramona Hader, Eli Freeman and Sarah Couchman.

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Shirley Elliott, left, and Irma Plaster, right, helped hand out baked goods and refreshments at the Moniteau County Historical Society Open House held as part of the Christmas California Style celebration Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4.

To see more photos check out the Dec. 7 issue of the California Democrat.

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