Olaf was just one of surprise guests who showed up at the Hope Towing Sleigh Ride downtown Hope on Dec. 14. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

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Sleigh bells were ring-jing-jingling through Hope on Saturday night, as the community took part in the annual Hope Towing Sleigh Ride.

People came out in droves to enjoy the free event, which was set up in Memorial Park outside the District office, and featured hot chocolate and popcorn, Santa Claus and hay rides aboard trailers pulled by Hope Towing.

And there were several new twists to make the evening special, including two exciting guests. The first to arrive, on the original ‘sleigh’ trailer was Rudolph. Kids were excited to climb aboard with the famed reindeer. When the trailer was loaded up, and everyone was settled in on the hay bales, Santa Claus waved them off with a hearty ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’

This year, a second truck and trailer was added to the event due to the popularity of it. And with this trailer came another special guest — Olaf, the snowman from Disney’s Frozen.

The second trailer also had a piece of Hope history aboard. Along one side was a sign that read “Happy” and on the other, “Holidays.” It’s a sign that used to hang above Wallace Street, and but has been in storage at Hope Towing for the past 30 years.

It was pulled out and dusted off to be a part of the special celebration.

The night was sponsored by the Hope Lions Club as well, and several volunteers spent the evening serving hot chocolate, popcorn and smiles to everyone who dropped by.


 

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Rudolph joined the crowds and took rides around Hope to enjoy the Christmas lights. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Santa waves off a trailer full of people at the Hope Towing Sleigh Ride on Dec. 14. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

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