Santa Claus, portrayed by Stephen Rosales of Sequim, waves to the crowd after his arrival by vintage fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim on Saturday, part of the city’s Hometown Holidays celebration. Santa, accompanied by Irrigation Festival royalty, greeted children next to the city’s Christmas tree in an event that also featured music by the Sequim City Band and a lighted tractor parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Santa Claus, portrayed by Stephen Rosales of Sequim, waves to the crowd after his arrival by vintage fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim on Saturday, part of the city’s Hometown Holidays celebration. Santa, accompanied by Irrigation Festival royalty, greeted children next to the city’s Christmas tree in an event that also featured music by the Sequim City Band and a lighted tractor parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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Santa Claus, portrayed by Stephen Rosales of Sequim, waves to the crowd after his arrival by vintage fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim on Saturday, part of the city’s Hometown Holidays celebration.

Santa, accompanied by Irrigation Festival royalty, greeted children next to the city’s Christmas tree in an event that also featured music by the Sequim City Band and a lighted tractor parade.

Everly Odell, 3, is captivated by the colorful bows outside a shop on Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Small Business Saturday. She is accompanied by mom Allison Odell and nana Gail Danner, all from Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Everly Odell, 3, is captivated by the colorful bows outside a shop on Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Small Business Saturday. She is accompanied by mom Allison Odell and nana Gail Danner, all from Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Santa and Mrs. Claus, portrayed by Bob Nicholls of White Crane Martial Arts and his wife, Kathy Nicholls, arrive in downtown Port Angeles from atop a truck provided by Herman Brothers Logging & Construction during Saturday’s Port Angeles Hometown Holidays celebration on Laurel Street and at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain. Besides a visit from the Jolly Old Elf, the event featured music and entertainment, food and lighting of the downtown Christmas tree. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Santa and Mrs. Claus, portrayed by Bob Nicholls of White Crane Martial Arts and his wife, Kathy Nicholls, arrive in downtown Port Angeles from atop a truck provided by Herman Brothers Logging & Construction during Saturday’s Port Angeles Hometown Holidays celebration on Laurel Street and at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain. Besides a visit from the Jolly Old Elf, the event featured music and entertainment, food and lighting of the downtown Christmas tree. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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