FRAMINGHAM – The Town of Framingham celebrated the holidays with its 25th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the Memorial Building last night, Dec. 9.
The event kicked off with Framingham Girl Scouts leading the crowd in a holiday sing-a-long. The girls, ranging in age from kindergarten to high school, sang holiday classics like Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, and Holly Jolly Christmas.
Scott Gibbons of Easy 99.1 FM Radio was the master of cermonies outside for the 24th year.
Once the sirens of a Framingham Fire truck could be heard, the Scouts began singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town, as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived on the ladder truck from the Framingham Fire Department.
Santa lead the countdown to light the Town’s tree donated by Framingham resident and realtor Aimee Siers.
Afterwards, the crowd went inside for hot cocoa and cookies, and the inside program lead by Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin.
Families could have photos taken with Santa and Mrs Claus. The Framingham Coalition and the Framingham Public Library teamed up again this year to hand out free books to youths.
And the Framingham Public Schools fifth grade band performed a trio of holiday songs. There are more than 400 in the band this year, with about 80 musicians taking part in last night’s event.
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