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It's Bellevue vs. Seattle in battle of holiday magic and shoppers

Jennifer Leavitt, left, vice president of marketing at The Bellevue Collection, works Wednesday to set up Santa's workshop, a waiting area for those in line for Santa photos in Bellevue Square. Seattle and Bellevue say they don't directly compete for holiday shoppers, but they do compete, passionately and with hometown pride, to create the holiday magic that draws in customers. Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

Jennifer Leavitt, left, vice president of marketing at The Bellevue Collection, works Wednesday to set up Santa's workshop, a waiting area for those in line for Santa photos in Bellevue Square. Seattle and Bellevue say they don't directly compete for holiday shoppers, but they do compete, passionately and with hometown pride, to create the holiday magic that draws in customers.

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