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A sense of holiday wonder

Lea Brown, 3, of Walnut Creek (left) delights in the view of a decorated 25-foot tree at the sixth annual "Light Up the Night" holiday celebration in downtown Pleasant Hill Dec. 4. Lea's friend Shayna Falkowski, 3, of Walnut Creek reaches out to experience the tree. The event featured horse-drawn carriage rides, bubbles, hot cocoa and lots of singing and dancing.


Lea Brown, 3, of Walnut Creek, delights in the view of  a 25-foot decorated tree at the sixth annual Light up the Night holiday celebration while her
Lea Brown, 3, of Walnut Creek, delights in the view of a 25-foot decorated tree at the sixth annual Light up the Night holiday celebration while her friend Shayna Falkowski, 3, of Walnut Creek reaches out to experience the tree in downtown Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Many came out for for the event which also featured horse-drawn carriage rides, bubbles, hot cocoa and lots of singing and dancing. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)