The Elgin awaits its visitors…

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In the foyer of the Elgin stands a 6 ft Santa Claus donated by Jim & Judy Christensen of Marion. Santa is estimated to be 6o-70 years old and once stood in a department store. Owner, Tammy Ensey poses with Santa for a photo.

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Also in the foyer of the hotel, a 12 ft Christmas tree adorns the beautifully decorated stairwell.

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Nearly 400 visitors came through the hotel for the Marion Christmas Home Tour. All proceeds go to benefit the Marion Library.

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On the 3rd floor of the hotel stands Ann Holt’s Santa along with an optical Christmas tree.

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The 10 ft Christmas tree that lights up the ballroom with silver and blue was donated by Glenda McCord of Lake Kiowa, TX. The 7 ft tree on the 2nd floor is one of 20 trees crowning the hotel this holiday season.

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Historic Elgin Hotel Innkeepers, Alicia Stone and Ann Holt greet visitors as they arrive.

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The library was staged with snow villages from a variety of collections, including Cheyenne Lewis’ Graceland display.

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The 3rd floor rocked a 9 ft tree, one of 20 trees displayed around the hotel.

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An antique Lionel train runs through the hotel conference room. This train is part of a set handed down to owner, Tammy Ensey, from her father Don Hayes and her grandfather, Charles Hayes of Franklin, PA.

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Also in the conference room stands a collection of Santas from around the world.

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The hotel ballroom became a museum displaying nativity sets from members of the Marion community.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SEE THE HISTORIC ELGIN HOTEL THIS HOLIDAY. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

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