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Ready, set, celebrate!

Winter weather: check

Christmas lights: check

Big guy in a red hat: check

Even though the big guy is a Voyageur statue rather than a resident of the North Pole bearing gifts, never fear - Santa is coming home (to Cloquet) for the holidays.

The festivities kick off Wednesday, Nov. 29, with Elf Bingo for kids and a free chili feed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from 4:30-7 p.m.

On Thursday, there is a gift and craft show at the Armory from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., along with a Holiday Open House with Santa at the new Pine Knot News office at 122 Avenue C. Kids and the young at heart are invited to co...