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Mr. and Mrs. Claus pulled the switch at last year's lighting ceremony in the fort. (Echo Press file photo)

Lights, action, Christmas!

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The Christmas season officially kicks off in Alexandria this Friday with the "Christmas in the Fort" event.

That's when Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Runestone Museum and flip the switch to turn on the Christmas lights on Broadway.


The gates for the free event will open at 3 p.m. Several activities are planned:

•Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for picture taking with children.

•Zion Lutheran School Children's Choir will perform at 4 p.m.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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