Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Holiday season kicks off in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Santa Claus, portrayed by Bob Bronsink, waves to the crowd after arriving at Saturday’s tree lighting ceremony on a Clallam Transit bus in downtown Port Angeles.

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain stands aglow after being lit Saturday evening. The event, which also featured music, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa, drew hundreds of people to the downtown area. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain stands aglow after being lit Saturday evening. The event, which also featured music, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa, drew hundreds of people to the downtown area. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hundreds of people gathered for the event, hosted by the Port Angeles Downtown Association.

Members of the Hamilton School Winter Choir sing holiday songs during Saturday night’s tree lighting ceremony in downtown Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Hamilton School Winter Choir sing holiday songs during Saturday night’s tree lighting ceremony in downtown Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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