Special to Leader Herald
The Everett Chamber of Commerce has announced the annual tree lighting celebration of the Christmas Holiday will be held downtown on Friday, December 6 at 5 p.m.
Large crowds are expected so officials in charge of the event have urged everyone planning to come to arrive early and be prepared for some fun.
In addition to the Annual Tree Lighting Event, there will be a Holiday Downtown Open House.
There will be a winter themed amusement area, with two Frozen attractions and one Toy Story.
Two trains, the Norwood Street Express 1 and 2, will ride down Norwood Street.
Also, if you participate, you can enjoy horse drawn sleigh and carriage rides through Everett Square.
There will also be Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, and Art’s and Crafts.
Santa Claus will attend the annual official Tree Lighting event and will be available for photographs at no charge in a Christmas inspired room inside the Parlin Public Library starting at 5:30 p.m.
Santa Claus will arrive on an Everett Fire Truck. Residents will be entertained with traditional Christmas carols by local area groups, such as the Girl Scouts, The Everett High School PopVox choir and the On Pointe Dance Academy, as well as holiday performances by Santa Claus, a live band performance from Angelena Hightower and the Unit – and high point of everything – the lighting of the Tree.