Tree lighting, visits with Santa highlight city’s annual holiday kick-off event

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Year after year, the Bowman family has tried to visit with Santa during Seymour’s Downtown Christmas event, and not once have they actually met him.

“We’ve never made it,” Carolyn Bowman said of her 7-year-old twins, Colton and Careleena. “It’s either too cold, or raining or the line’s too long.”

But this year was going to be different.

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