Carols, cookies and Mr. Claus

Santa Claus visited with youngsters at The White Hart, above. Candles lit up the darkness and helped carolers read the lyrics, below, at the tree lighting in Salisbury on Sunday. Photo by Anne Day

SALISBURY — A hearty and determined throng of holiday revelers defied the wretched weather Sunday evening, Dec.2, and came to The White Hart in Salisbury to meet Santa Claus, consume improving beverages, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols — all prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town Green. 

Michael Brown led the singing, with the Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society accompanying.

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