Santa leads the countdown to the tree lighting, kicking off the 45th Annual Riverside Holiday Stroll in the shadow of the water tower in the village’s downtown on Dec. 6.
Crowds meander down East Burlington Street in Riverside during the Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6, visiting businesses and soaking up holiday cheer.
Bud Hainzinger, owner of Wooden Matter Carving Company, carves holiday gnomes in front of Grossdale Station on Dec. 7 during the annual holiday celebration in Brookfield.
Brookfield trustee and sometime holiday trolley conductor Brian Conroy, left, rings a bell as guests get on board to travel to other sites in the village on Dec. 7 during the annual holiday celebration in Brookfield.|
Liam Dziak, 2, of Brookfield, decorates an ornament at the Brookfield Village Hall on Dec. 7 during the annual holiday celebration.|
The Riverside-Brookfield High School Madrigals sing holiday songs to those gathered near water tower in Riverside on Dec. 6, waiting for Santa to light the tree and kick off the 45th annual Holiday Stroll.
From left, Matthew Thompson, 9, Henry Thompson, 7, and Caroline Thompson, 5, all of Brookfield, decorate ornaments in the basement of Brookfield Village Hall on Dec. 7 during the annual holiday celebration in Brookfield.
Santa hands a candy cane to a visitor at Irish Times in downtown Brookfield during the village’s annual holiday celebration on Dec. 7.
Crowds thronged to the Riverside Holiday Stroll (above) on Dec. 6 and to the Brookfield Holiday celebration on Dec. 7, officially ushering in the holiday season.
Riverside and Brookfield rolled out the red carpet for Santa Claus last week, first at the Riverside Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6 and again at the Brookfield Holiday Celebration on Dec. 7.Both events were filled with music, crafts, visits with the Jolly Old Elf and overflowed with good cheer.