Hill City SD -Old Tyme Christmas Parade – Photos – Friday November 25, 2016

By Herb Ryan
Custer Free Press
November 25, 2016
All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Custer SD – At 5:00 pm Friday evening in Hill City, music was playing on the veranda of the Alpine Inn as the gathering festive crowd savored hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies, and roasted chestnuts. Kid’s enjoyed the parade that featured lighted floats, fire trucks and candy, plenty of candy for the kid’s and adults who helped pick up the candy that was thrown from vehicles and little people on floats. The crowd was well dressed for the chilly weather and all appeared to be having a great time. Following the parade, Santa Claus (AKA John Crane) made an appearance at the South Dakota Railroad Museum and spent as much time as possible talking with  good little boys and girls about their Christmas wishes.

 

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A festive crowd gathers in Hill City for the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A vintage fire truck drives down Historic Main Street in Hill City for the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A team of mules pull a lighted wagon down Historic Main Street in Hill City for the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Smiling on the veranda of the Alpine Inn waiting for the for the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Listening to music being played on the veranda of the Alpine Inn as people wait for the for the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade to start, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Santa’s helper looking for the next child to talk with Santa in the South Dakota Railroad Museum following the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Santa, AKA John Crane of Hill City, is all smiles as a young child poses for a picture in the South Dakota Railroad Museum following the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Santa and Buehler Mason discuss Christmas list options in the South Dakota Railroad Museum following the Ole Tyme Christmas Parade, Friday November 25, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Mixed up some photo identification information on names, most regrettable but – you know who you are. Happy Holidays and thank you for your understanding.. Herb Ryan

 

 

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