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Christmas comes early to Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

It may not exactly feel like it but at least it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Cedar Rapids.

Saturday was the annual Fire and Ice Festival in Greene Square Park.

Kids bowled with turkeys and sat on Santa's lap to tell him what they want for Christmas.

Mr. Claus also had the honor of lighting the city's Christmas tree.

"It brings people back into the area to watch the town grow," said Daniel Gibbons, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation.  "It also reminds us of all of the, just the principles that Christmas stands for, of giving and being kind to each other. I think it's a good thing."

Also a part of the festival was the 29th annual Holiday DeLight Parade.

Floats with shining lights drove through the streets---some even throwing candy to the kids in the crowd.

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