About 250 joyful spectators turned out Wednesday evening for Ketchum’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Santa was on hand to help Mayor Neil Bradshaw and lots of children flip the switch to light up Town Square’s one large Christmas tree and several peripheral smaller ones. Hot chocolate, cider and cookies were provided by the city of Ketchum and Christmas carols were sung by Wood River High School’s Enchante group and the adult Caritas Chorale under the direction of R.L. Rowsey. A mailbox is on the stage at Town Square to drop off letters to Santa.

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