It was a sweet, hometown-kind of Christmas tree lighting with our local high school choir serenading us and Santa arriving by fire truck. Outside the air was crisp and clear. Neighbors and towns-folk merrily greeted each other. The switch was flipped...and after a pregnant pause...the tree finally lit up!
After the lighting ceremony, we were shepherded into the historic (and warm) gymnasium where arts & crafts booths were manned, face painting was available for the little ones, and Santa greeted visitors with a smile and a picture.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good shot of the Mayor's Christmas tree all lit up. I'm still trying to learn how to take night shots and even the first two I posted are a bit blurry. Looks like I have a new goal to set for 2011!