The 5th annual Christmas tree light-up at Greenwood’s Deadwood Junction was bigger and better than ever—this year with a real sleigh all decked out for the photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The event had been postponed for a week because of incredibly cold temperatures earlier in the month. Unfortunately that meant that a lot of the Greenwood Elementary students weren’t available for their usual band concert this year because of commitments to hockey, etc.
But hot dogs and fries were available by donation with all proceeds going to the Greenwood Elementary School.
The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department transported Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elf to Deadwood again this year. Santa’s use of this Park and Ride option has become a tradition now –according to old newspaper articles it all began a few of years ago when there wasn’t enough snow for Santa to land his sleigh in Canada’s Smallest City so the firemen pitched in. This gives Santa the benefit of a heated cab to ride in on the last leg of the trip each year.