The holidays are here!

AS PROOF THAT WE SHOULD ALL GET ALONG during the holiday season, The Grinch and Santa Claus — a pair that doesn’t always see eye-to-eye at this time of year — made nice at Greenwood Nursery on Saturday during the Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Photos with Santa event. Please see more images from Saturday on Page 14. Photos / Per Peterson

It didn’t just start looking a lot like Christmas outside Saturday with a steady and idyllic snow gently falling, the holiday spirit was alive and well inside as well all over Tracy.

The Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce and Tracy businesses welcomed the start of the holiday shopping season this past weekend with sales and specials throughout the day. And it wasn’t just businesses that were selling their wares, as dozens of vendors made The Caboose home for the five-hour Holiday Bazaar, which celebrated its 14th season Saturday.

“We started this our first year of being open because we wanted to bring the communities together, have somewhere for people to go and enjoy things,” said Diane Fiegen, co-owner of The Caboose. “It’s nice for the local vendors to show off what they do.”

See more in this week’s paper!