Firefighters were on their way to see the Historic Downtown Placerville tree lighting - and who did they find? Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! Climbing aboard El Dorado County Fire Protection District's 1951 American La France Crown pumper, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were welcomed by an excited crowd at the "Main Street Placerville Festival of Lights: A HomeTown Christmas" celebration. With some magic, the crowd was also treated to a little snow! The event took place on November 26, 2021 to start the Downtown Placerville holiday season.