Each year during the first week of December, residents and LDS missionaries in Nauvoo, IL, combine efforts to revive memories of Christmases past with the annual Christmas in Nauvoo celebration.

This year’s Christmas in Nauvoo welcomed the Christmas season on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 2012. To prepare for the festive event, a local Boy Scout troop brought live Christmas trees to Mulholland Street and placed them in buckets of sand next to the stores for the merchants to decorate with ornaments, bows, and lights.

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