Flip that switch!
Santa and his helpers took a few hours away from preparing toys to stop by West Linn Friday, Dec. 1, for the annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue stepped in to usher Santa to the ceremony while his reindeer rested. The Corner Church Children's Choir was also on hand to perform, and donations of non-perishable food and unwrapped toys were made to the West Linn Food Pantry.
The event was only the first in a line of local holiday traditions, with the annual holiday parade set to run through the historic Willamette area Dec. 9.