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Santa Lighting Excitement!

Several hundred excited people gathered in downtown Fort Wayne, IN for the lighting of the Santa and Reindeer display on the PNC Bank building.

 

Vintage lighted Santa in Downtown Fort Wayne. It has more than 24,000 bulbs and is over 155 feet long.

 

First seen in 1940 on the side of the Wolf & Dessauer department store. It appeared every year until 1958. It was placed in storage and and not touched until 1979 when it was refurbished and has been displayed every holiday season since.

 

Many thanks to PNC bank for the primo access.

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Taken on November 23, 2011