The City of Everett hosted its annual Tree Lighting event and celebrated the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2 at Everett Square. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and family threw the switch and lit up the beautiful Christmas tree to kick off the holiday season with the most wonderful celebration of the year.
Attendees enjoyed many fun activities, including live musical performances, horse-drawn wagon rides, train rides, holiday characters, face painting, balloon creations, food, giveaways and even a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus directly from the North Pole. They paraded down Broadway, led by the Everett Police and Fire Departments and Everett High School’s award-winning band. Those who attended were also able to sit around fire pits with hot chocolate and popcorn while watching a classic holiday movie on the large LED screen.
Families were able to meet and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus upstairs at the Parlin Library and also enjoy arts and crafts while waiting their turn to see them.
The event brought together many members of the community to spread cheer and celebrate the holiday season. Mayor DeMaria would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, City staff and attendees who made the event a successful evening.