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Mrs. Claus arrives to Holiday Magic aboard a 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services fire truck. The Clauses entertained visitors and posed for photo with children and families during the event.

Sparky, the Fire Dog and mascot of the 56th CES fire department, greets children at the event. The fire department displayed a truck at the event for visitors to explore.

Visitors to Holiday Magic take a horse carriage ride down the street at Luke Air Force Base, Dec. 4, 2015. The horse carriage was one of many attractions available to military members and their friends and families at the event.

A child gets his face painted at the face-painting stand, one of many free family activities during Holiday Magic Dec. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The event brought live entertainment, food and holiday spirit to military service members, their families and friends. Holiday decorations, a mound of man-made snow, a rock-climbing wall and rows of props decorated to look like a winter town.

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, takes the stage along with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during Holiday Magic at Luke Air Force Base, Dec. 4, 2015. Pleus spoke about honoring deployed Airmen and their families in attendance through the celebration of holiday spirit, just before the trio collectively pushed the switch to light the Holiday tree.

A tree near the center of the base was lit in honor of festivities as a part of Holiday Magic at Luke Air Force Base, Dec. 4, 2015. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus together pushed the switch which lit the tree.

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Holiday Magic.