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Photos: "Here Comes Santa Claus" event downtown Rochester

“Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union was held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester.

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Santa waits atop Old City Hall as Rochester Fire Crews begin to rescue him during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Chloe Kirtz, 10, of Eyota, left, her brother Cooper, 4, and best friend Jazmin Davis, 11, of Rochester, watch during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa waits atop Old City Hall as Rochester Fire Crews begin to rescue him during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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People watch during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa appears atop Old City Hall during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa is lowered during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa is greeted with a hug from a child during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa greets families during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa gives a thumbs up after being rescued from the roof of Old City Hall during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa makes his way towards Peace Plaza during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa gives a “Ho! Ho! Ho!” after being rescued from the roof of Old City Hall during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Rochester Mayor Kim Norton and Santa count down as the Peace Plaza tree is lit during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Santa waves during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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A choir sings during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Elina Couchene, 5, of Oronoco, looks up at Santa while visiting with him during “Here Comes Santa Claus” presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in downtown Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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Traci Westcott is a photojournalist for the Post Bulletin covering the southeast Minnesota region. Before she moved to Rochester, she was a photography intern for the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Indiana. Readers can reach Traci at 507-281-7470 or twestcott@postbulletin.com.
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