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Decking out Rutland for the holidays

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

It's officially the Holiday Season in Rutland.

Sunday marked the kickoff of the season of giving with the annual lighting of the tree in Depot Park.  But this year, instead of just the one tree, there were seven.
     
Each tree was decorated and sponsored by an area business. The day also included free screenings of holiday movies at the Paramount Theater.  About 200 people showed up for the event and were ushered downtown to the park by Saint Nick, himself.

"The holiday season is just such a special time and it's about the kids and its about having them come down here and experience it and see Santa for the first time of the year and see these holiday movies that we all grew up with but never really saw on the big screen so we just want to make it special for them so families look forward to it each and every year," said Michael Coppinger with the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

Along with the trees, lamp posts all over the city will also be dressed for the holidays with garlands and bows.

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