The Tree Lighting celebration begins at 5:30 pm with a performance by local musicians performing seasonal favorites before leading the crowd in “Here Comes Santa Clause.” Bring your singing voice! Santa plans to help the community light the two majestic spruce trees on the Courthouse Plaza along with the holiday lights throughout downtown. There will be complimentary carriage and trolley rides on Main Street and a warm welcome inside the courthouse from the Heritage Museum, where Santa will, following the Tree Lighting, listen to your child’s Christmas wishes. Photos with Santa may be purchased for a small fee. Throughout downtown many restaurants and merchants will be open late to help you kick off your holiday shopping and offer a break from all that cooking.