December 07 2018, Saugus Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities December 6, 2018 WRIST PAINTING: Samantha Allan, a 2017 Saugus High School graduate, does a special holiday design on Ava MacTaggart, 11, of Saugus. FROSTY ON MY FACE: Samantha Allan, a 2017 Saugus High School graduate, paints a snowman for Emma Le, 4, of Saugus ALL DONE: Emma Le, 4, of Saugus, is happy with the freshly-painted snow man she is sporting on her face. SANTA AND A BABY: Five-month-old Maya Boyd gets to experience her first Christmas — Saugus Style. LIGHTS GALORE: The front lawn of Saugus Town Hall became a Winter Wonderland of color at the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony last Friday night. BEFRIENDING THE PENGUIN: Left to right, Layla Manderson, Olivia Migliore, Louis Migliore and Mary Migliore, pose for a photo with the inflatable penguin in front of the Saugus Public Library. A HOLIDAY VIEW: How Saugus Town Hall looks during the holiday season from the Saugus Public Library. BACK AGAIN: Melissa McLeod, right, and her friend Marc Arsenault, showed up again to feed the masses with free samples of Harrows chicken pies on the front lawn of Saugus Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) MAKING FRIENDS: School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith cradles a bunny so 4-year-old Izabella Spinelli can pet it. MY BUNNY BUDDY: Abigail Johnson, 6, of Saugus, finds herself a furry friend at the petting zoo. HAPPY NIGHT: Mike Procopio, of Saugus, holds his 2-year-old son Michael on a stroll through the petting zoo. A FAN FAVORITE: Eve, the friendly Alpaca, was popular among the kids and adults visiting the petting zoo. STARING DOWN A GOAT: Derek Santoro, 4, makes a friend at the petting zoo. GOOD TIMES WITH THE ANIMALS: Avalynn Giacobbe, 6, with brother Brayden, 4, check out Eve, the friendly Alpaca. MY NEW FRIEND: Dania Sobezenski, 5, of Salem, Mass., shares a little affection from one of the pigs. BRIGHT KIDS: Francesca Lincoln, 3, and Teaghan Arsenault, 8, both of Saugus, show off their Christmas light bulbs. ME AND MY GOAT: Robbin Hayes, of Animal Craze of Winchendon, with the Patriots goat. POLS AND A PIG: Left to right, Selectman Jeff Ciocolini, Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta and Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree meet with the pig at the petting zoo, held by School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith. FIRST CHRISTMAS: Cieara McManus takes her baby daughter Eva through the petting zoo. THEY MAKE GREAT MUSIC: Left to right, Saugus High School band members Joseph Perez, Justin Fajardo and Brandon Borda take a break during the band’s performance on the front lawn at Saugus Town Hall. MAN OF THE HOUR: Santa Claus enters Saugus Town Hall to begin a 90-minute gifts requests with children who packed the second floor auditorium. LEADER OF THE PACK: Kyle Souza, 8, of Saugus, was the first in a long line of kids who wanted to meet Santa Claus (played this year by Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem). THEY GOT THE SPIRIT: Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree with Donna Manoogian and her daughter Myra Monto, who is also the Belmonte Middle School Principal. The three savored the holiday atmosphere that was abound in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. SANTA AND ME: Ella Falasca, 7, of Saugus, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. A SPLASH OF SPIRIT: Saugus High School senior Gabriella Moreschi, does a face-painting on Mikayla Lee, 6.