Holiday Season Kicks Off Downtown

The holidays have officially begun in Downtown Naperville.

The Department of Public Works switched on the seasonal lights in downtown tonight, officially begin the 2013 holiday season here in Naperville.

Residents of all ages gathered to see the more than 300,000 lights on the trees and businesses.

The Downtown Naperville Alliance’s Gingerbread men statues were also unveiled.

The 25 sculptures are all sponsored by Naperville businesses, including Janor Sports, The Century Walk, and the Downtown Naperville Alliance transformed theirs into a Gingerbread Mayor resembling Mayor Pradel.

NCTV17 also got in on the festivities with our statue named Telly, equipped with a webcam.

Visitors can catch a glimpse of themselves checking out the statue with a feed hooked to our website, NCTV17.com/gingerbread.

You can cast your vote for your favorite on DowntownNaperville.com/gingerbread and the winner will be announced in January.

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