One local town got into the holiday spirit on Saturday, with a variety of festivities through out the entire day. Kirkwood celebrated its Hometown Christmas-- the magical events kicked off bright and early with a pancake breakfast, and came to a close with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Activities were planned at over a dozen locations in town including Bell Elementary and Valley Park.
Santa and Mrs. Clause stopped by, families enjoyed horse and buggy rides, and there was even a cookie baking contest.
Residents were happy to contribute to the Christmas cheer and thought it was a great way to ring in the holiday season.