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Storm brings holiday magic to Silverton

Updated: Dec 4, 2023


By Derek Bratton

Silverton Gateway

Santa spotted near the top of a tree at Main Street Park. Photo by Derek Bratton



Dec 1. was a special day in Silverton, as thousands of people saw Santa Claus! He was spotted near the top of a giant tree at Silverton Town Square Park. Reports said he used a magical object, some described as a wand, to light up the tree. As the rain poured down, people gathered around to see the spectacle. Later that night, a strong storm with howling winds hit Silverton but did not dampen the Christmas spirit.




Lynn King, Kim Control and her pup Penny pick up branches that fell at Coolidge McClaine Park during the storm on the night of Dec 1. Photo by Derek Bratton


Despite the storm, the Christmas spirit in Silverton remained strong. On Dec 2, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Families gathered at the Oak Street Church for corn dogs while elves were seen running around the town.

Christine Larson and Erin Harding are in the holiday spirit as they help serve corn dogs at Oak Street Church. Photo by Derek Bratton



Mischievous elves at Serenity Home & Spa Shoppe seem to have stolen a camera to take a Selfie. Photo by Unknown


The Christmas spirit in Silverton was infectious. Despite the storm clouding the sky, the townspeople were filled with joy and holiday cheer. They proved that nothing could bring down their spirits, and they welcomed all human and animal visitors with open arms. It was truly a magical time in Silverton and a sight to behold. The memories of that day will live on in the people who witnessed the joy of Christmas in Silverton.



The only known damage from the storm was a blown over fence in front of the new city hall. Photo by Derek Bratton


This article was written by Derek Bratton, for more photos and updates, follow Derek at Derek2Earth on FaceBook. 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇




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