Downtown Eau Claire celebrates Christmastime in the City

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- It was an afternoon full of holiday cheer in downtown Eau Claire as thousands stopped down for Christmastime in the city Saturday.

“It just sounded fun and festive, and something we could do as a family and with the weather, it's a good opportunity to get outside,” the Duss family said of Eau Claire.

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. Communications Coordinator Salina Heller says this event just keeps getting bigger and better.

“We are growing, our events are growing, they’re getting bigger, people now just love coming downtown and being a part of the community, and that's what we're really all about is just growing the community and having people have the sense of pride in their community that they want to just come and be a part of things,” Salina said.

Families and kids ate lunch with Santa, decorated cookies, drank hot cocoa, and went for a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Heller says the horse-drawn wagon rides have been such a success in the past as many people lined up early this year, she decided to get two wagons instead of one.

Holiday karaoke and a few of Santa’s reindeer were also on site this afternoon.

“We love to support local events and Braylon was excited to see Santa and the reindeer,” Shayla Glaza said of Eau Claire.

“To celebrate all the activity downtown, the young entrepreneurs that are moving downtown, it’s pretty cool, just the movement that is going on,” Heller added.

Christmastime in the City took place across from the Children's Museum and in the halls of the Lismore Hotel.

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