Santa has stops in Zimmerman and Downtown Elk River today (Dec. 7). Here, he was at Nelson Nursery in Zimmerman helping a family get a family photo when the jolly fellow proved to scary for Kloe, a young girl who turned two on Halloween. There are plans for tree lighting ceremonies in Zimmerman at the corner of Second Street and Freemont Avenue and Rivers Edge Commons Park in Downtown Elk River. Santa will arrive on a fire truck for Zimmerman’s lighting. The Land of Lakes Choirboys will be caroling in downtown Elk River and Elk River Mayor John Dietz will flick the switch to turn on the lights. For a rundown of holiday happenings see the Star News’ Nov. 30 report here. Also, the Star News is accepting photos this holiday season of Santa sightings and other holiday fare. Some will be selected for publication in the Star News and many will be published online. Photos can be submitted to [email protected].