Christmas Kick-off packs Duncan

(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Baby’s first Christmas. This family enjoys the Big Guy being close to home.Baby’s first Christmas. This family enjoys the Big Guy being close to home.
Decorations were more prolific that in years past at the annual Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Decorations were more prolific that in years past at the annual Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Phoebe the pup gets a lift from her owner during Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Phoebe the pup gets a lift from her owner during Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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(Monni Savory photo)(Monni Savory photo)
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Face painting was a hit during downtown Duncan’s Christmas Kick-off event Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Face painting was a hit during downtown Duncan’s Christmas Kick-off event Friday evening, Nov. 25. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall.The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall.
The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)The annual Christmas Kick-off event isn’t complete without the fan-favourite fireworks display set off from the roof of Duncan City Hall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Odin Jackson and Ethan Fornasa get into the holiday spirit with some lights.Odin Jackson and Ethan Fornasa get into the holiday spirit with some lights.
Phoebe the pup gets a lift from her owner during Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. The event was well attended and officially kicked off the season in the city. Check out more from the event on page 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Phoebe the pup gets a lift from her owner during Christmas Kick-off in downtown Duncan Friday evening, Nov. 25. The event was well attended and officially kicked off the season in the city. Check out more from the event on page 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Back and better than ever — the annual (save for the last couple of COVID years anyway) downtown Duncan Christmas Event went off without a hitch on Friday, Nov. 25.

People packed the streets of downtown Duncan and were treated to festive decorations, spirited music, roasted chestnuts and even Santa Claus.

This year’s event featured music and dancing on two stages, an outdoor movie setup, face painting and more. And at the end of it all, the fireworks was the bow on top of the perfect pre-Christmas present: a successful community event.

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