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Monday, 03 December 2018 22:36

Orono lights up the night for the holidays

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ORONO - Some people in Orono getting into the holiday spirit Monday evening.


The town held their annual "Light Up the Night" event, which included a Christmas tree lighting at the University Inn.


Monday's holiday season celebration also included some help from the Orono Fire Department, who brought Santa Claus to the event.


"It's a great time of the year," said Orono Fire Dept. Lt. Kevin Peary, who helped give Santa a lift, "this gets you in the spirit a little bit more ... do some caroling as they're doing in the background, just have a good night."


Some parts of Light the Night, like the fireworks show, were canceled because of the weather.


But kids there told our news team they still had fun, and their favorite part was the hot cocoa.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now e...