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Sophie Chen, 2, of Orinda, checks out the Christmas tree after it was lit during the "It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" holiday celebration at Plaza Park in Lafayette, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The community event included a visit by Santa, entertainment, food trucks, crafts and was capped by the tree lighting. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

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Sophie Chen, 2, of Orinda, checks out the Christmas tree after it was lit during the "It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" holiday celebration at Plaza Park in Lafayette on Dec. 6. At left, Adam Dolberg, 5, of Lafayette, is greeted by Santa, who arrived on a vintage fire truck. The first-time community event also included entertainment, food trucks and crafts, and was capped by a Christmas tree lighting.

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Sophie Chen, 2, of Orinda, checks out the Christmas tree after it was lit during the "It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" holiday
Sophie Chen, 2, of Orinda, checks out the Christmas tree after it was lit during the "It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" holiday celebration at Plaza Park in Lafayette, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The community event included a visit by Santa, entertainment, food trucks, crafts and was capped by the tree lighting. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)