The annual Christmas in the Fort at the Runestone Museum is in full swing. The event runs until 6 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 29.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a lighted-up ATV from the R.O.A.R club shortly after 3 p.m. and will hear Christmas wishes in the fort's large agricultural building along with live music.
The Carolers of Alexandria will perform at 4:15 p.m. And the Christmas lights along Broadway are set to go on around 5 p.m.
There is also a petting zoo, coffee, cider and cookies and a vendor, Doug’s Kettle Korn.
For the first time ever, the event will be zero waste and fully compostable thanks to Pope Douglas Solid Waste. During the event, Broadway Street will be closed between Second Avenue and the museum parking lot.
The nearby Legacy of the Lakes Museum is hosting the Parade of Trees this year. The Parade of Trees showcases Christmas trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, and guests get to vote for their favorites. A lighted walkway with signs will lead visitors to its new location.