Christmas kicked off in Duncan with fireworks

Smiles all around as these little elves enjoy the soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Smiles all around as these little elves enjoy the soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Almost 15 minutes worth of fireworks capped off a slight soggy, but fun Christmas Kickoff event in downtown Duncan on Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Music added to the ambience during the annual Christmas Kickoff celebration in downtown Duncan on the evening of Friday, Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Music added to the ambience during the annual Christmas Kickoff celebration in downtown Duncan on the evening of Friday, Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Music added to the ambience during the annual Christmas Kickoff celebration in downtown Duncan on the evening of Friday, Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Music added to the ambience during the annual Christmas Kickoff celebration in downtown Duncan on the evening of Friday, Nov. 24. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The lineup seemed like a mile long to talk with Santa at the Duncan Christmas Kick-off Friday, Nov. 24, but many braved the raindrops to get their chance. Other highlights of the event included music, fireworks and wagon rides. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)The lineup seemed like a mile long to talk with Santa at the Duncan Christmas Kick-off Friday, Nov. 24, but many braved the raindrops to get their chance. Other highlights of the event included music, fireworks and wagon rides. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Santa was a hit yet again this year, arriving in a vintage fire truck. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Santa was a hit yet again this year, arriving in a vintage fire truck. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

It was a soggy but enjoyable evening in downtown Duncan on Friday, Nov. 24 as members of the community, and beyond, gathered to celebrate the start of the holiday season with friends and family, and yes, even Santa.