Many events kicked off the holidays in Pella last night. The annual tour of stores was held and the public was out to see local holiday gift ideas. At the Pella Opera House, people came out to view the festival of trees and kids had a visit with Santa. The tree lighting ceremony was held and a childrens choir marked the occasion with song. A big draw was discounted Pella Bucks sold at Marion County Bank. A line formed down the block outside the bank waiting for their chance at the 10% discount.