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Augusta tree lighting
Date: 11/24/2012 Album ID: 1572149
Photos by Joe Phelan
Staff photo by Joe Phelan
Santa Claus waves as he rides down Water Street in a horse-drawn carriage driven by Cathy Simmons, of S&S Carriage Rides, before  annual tree lighting events on Saturday evening on Water Street in downtown Augusta.
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Santa Claus, left, and Jingle the elf wave as they ride down Water Street in a horse-drawn carriage driven by Cathy Simmons, of S&S Carriage Rides, before  annual tree lighting events on Saturday evening on Water Street in downtown Augusta.
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Jenna Jensen, 4, and her mother Natasha Jensen, both of Portland, work on coloring a picture in a craft room that was part of the  annual tree lighting events on Saturday evening on Water Street in downtown Augusta.
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Spectators watch dancers perform in the middle of Water Street in front of the Olde Federal Building before the annual tree lighting on Saturday evening in downtown Augusta. The children wearing antlers were waiting their turn to perform later.
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Dancers perform in the middle of Water Street in front of the Olde Federal Building before the annual tree lighting on Saturday evening in downtown Augusta.
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Fireworks are launched over the Kennebec River from the East Side Boat Landing, left,  as spectators watch from beneath lighted trees in Waterfront Park after the annual tree lighting ceremony in Augusta.
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