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Hundreds enjoy food, fun and festivities

December 9, 2013

With 435 decorated Christmas trees lining the route through Slater Park, along with brightly-painted little houses and light displays around the pond, the city once again hosted its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Saturday and Sunday evening. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)

PAWTUCKET — With 435 decorated Christmas trees lining the route through Slater Park, along with brightly-painted little houses and light displays around the pond, the city once again hosted its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Saturday and Sunday evening.

The event, which drew a large crowd of adults and children, also included horse-drawn wagon rides, the holiday train and music in the heated tent near the Looff Carousel. The carousel was open for rides at just 25 cents a spin and their was hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and other goodies for sale as well.

Santa Claus, who arrived on Saturday during the kickoff parade, was in the park’s boat house greeting children and listening to their Christmas wish lists. And children were able to chat with the Talking Snowman too. The event will be held again next weekend from 4 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15. Winter Wonderland is sponsored by individuals and local businesses. The Times is a proud sponsor of Winter Wonderland.

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