Scenes from last night’s Merry Copa


Thousands upon thousands of Maricopans gathered at Copper Sky Park to celebrate the holiday season Friday night at the city’s Merry Copa festival. The event included a tree lighting, fireworks, carolers and even 40 tons of snow trucked in for a sledding hill, along with snowball fights. Free cookies and hot chocolate were available.  Santa and the Grinch were also on hand. Here are some scenes from the event: