Christmas, chili and cheer

Hundreds gathered in downtown Oregon on Friday, Nov. 6, for the village’s annual holiday tradition — belting out Christmas carols and consuming generous helpings of chili — before Santa himself made an appearance. The festivities began at Waterman Triangle Park with a tree lighting, before shifting down the street to the Oregon Fire and EMS District building for the chili dinner.

To view or buy the photos in the slideshow, visit