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Photo Gallery: Christmas weekend in Mitchell

Cole Brust, 4 from Aberdeen, looks through the glass of the play pen at Ed's Pet World in downtown Mitchell Saturday morning as his family decides which puppy they want to buy for Christmas. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 18
Cooper Brust, 19 months old, from Aberdeen, inspects which puppy he likes at Ed's Pet World in downtown Mitchell Saturday morning. Brust and his family came to Mitchell to pick a puppy out for Christmas because the Aberdeen pet store did not carry puppies. The family decided to name their dog Teddy. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 18
Cooper Brust, 19 months old, from Aberdeen, inspects which puppy he likes at Ed's Pet World in downtown Mitchell Saturday morning. Brust and his family came to Mitchell to pick a puppy out for Christmas because the Aberdeen pet store did not carry puppies. The family decided to name their dog Teddy. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 18
Cooper Brust, 19 months old, from Aberdeen, inspects which puppy he likes at Ed's Pet World in downtown Mitchell Saturday morning. Brust and his family came to Mitchell to pick a puppy out for Christmas because the Aberdeen pet store did not carry puppies. The family decided to name their dog Teddy. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)4 / 18
Peyton, left, 7, and his brother Cole Brust, 4, have a surprise visit with Santa outside Ed's Pet World in downtown Mitchell Saturday morning. The boys were with there family looking for a puppy for Christmas as Santa walked by on his way to Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, lifts Ty Mass, 4 of New Holland, up to look at Guinea Pigs at Ed's Pet Store in downtown Mitchell Saturday. Santa walked into the store while walking around downtown as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)6 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, walks up to Mitchell's inflatable santa while walking around downtown as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. When talking about the other Santas in town, Johnson jokes "there is always the impostors." (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)7 / 18
Santa looks up to hold a child during Cabela's day with Santa Saturday in Mitchell. Santa, Gene Gaspar, an employee of Cabela's, says he usually has a beard but keeps it short and has been growing it out to play Santa at the store. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)8 / 18
Karly Egli, 3 of Mitchell, is excited and smiles at her parents as she sits with Mrs. Claus at Cabela's Photos with Santa Saturday in Mitchell. Santa was Gene Gaspar of Mitchell and Mrs. Claus was Merna Wilson of Armour. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)9 / 18
Austin Duerksen, 5 of Alexandria, thinks about what he wants for Christmas while sitting on Santa's lap at Cabela's in Mitchell Saturday. Santa is portrayed by Gene Gaspar of Mitchell and employee of Cabela's. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)10 / 18
Karen Prickett, activities coordinator at Firesteel Healthcare Center, serves coffee to family members and residents of the center during the annual Christmas party Saturday afternoon. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)11 / 18
Carmen Balfany, 2, of Mitchell, looks out the window after meeting with Santa at Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa in downtown Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)12 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, directs traffic while walking around downtown as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)13 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, directs traffic while walking around downtown as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)14 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, walks around downtown Mitchell spreading holiday cheer as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)15 / 18
Santa, Tom Johnson, of Mitchell, has Ashton Weigand, Keara Hohn and Stephanie Wolf of Tickled Pink in Mitchell sit on his lap while spreading holiday cheer in Mitchell as Ashley Miiller holds her son Blake Miiller, 11 weeks old, at the store Saturday. Santa walked around downtown as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)16 / 18
Stephanie Wolf has her picture taken with Santa, Tom Johnson, at the Tickled Pink store Saturday in Mitchell. Santa visited downtown businesses spreading holiday cheer as part of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's day with Santa. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)17 / 18
Holy Family Catholic church is pictured behind the trees of the Davison County Courthouse during a morning snowstorm Saturday in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)18 / 18

Images from Christmas events Saturday in Mitchell. 

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