On Saturday, December 5, 2015 crowds of citizens from all over Madison County gathered in downtown Madison to kick off the Christmas season. The local shops were all decorated as were the city street lights, lighted Christmas trees down the main street, and the Four Freedoms Park filled with bright displays. Young dancers, vendors, and actors filled the downtown streets. Friends, food and even a parade to make the evening enjoyable for all. And of course Santa made an appearance to give the children a chance to share their Christmas wishes. The weather was great for this annual Madison tradition.