'Tis the Season

Christmas bells weren’t the only thing ringing last weekend as local shoppers hit the stores in full force during the first official weekend of the holiday shopping season. A
little bit of fresh snow, as well as an appearance by Santa Claus, helped make the
weekend complete..

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Downtown Durango was alive with activity as shoppers took to the streets to walk off those additional helpings of Thanksgiving turkey.

K-Mart shoppers await the damage on holiday gear.

A Muppet in bird's clothing: Elmo recreates himself, vying to once again be the hot toy of the year.

Madeline Robertson, 4, tells Santa Claus exactly what she wants for Christmas while her sister, Hannah, waits her turn at the Durango Mall.

Richard Curtis, a K-Mart employee, restocks shelves after the first wave of holiday shoppers arrived.

Decisions, decisions: Nathaniel Mantrom, 10, wanders through the toy section deciding what to include on his Christmas list.

Kevin Schneider, and his faithful dog, Sam, help collect donations for the Salvation Army outside of Wal-Mart on Sunday morning.


Fresh snow on Sunday morning helped set the holiday mood on Main Avenue.





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