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Holiday Square lighting ushers in holiday season in Casper (Photos)

Trees are ablaze with lights as Conwell Park is transformed into Holiday Square on Sunday, November 24, 2019. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – About 70,000 lights on 40 trees dazzled a crowd gathered in Conwell Park on Sunday evening during the annual Holiday Square lighting event.

City of Casper installed the lights early this month in preparation for the annual event, which started two-decades ago when the Wyoming Medical Center coordinated with the city to give hospital patients some Christmas cheer through their windows.

Sunday evening’s blustery winds didn’t keep a full crowd from attending the lighting, cheering and snapping photos after switch was thrown. Lines for free cookies and a chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus stretched along the center of the park.

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The holiday season in Casper kicks into high gear next weekend, with the David Street Station tree lighting ceremony and the annual downtown Christmas parade on Saturday evening.