SANTA greets the children who gathered around him in anticipation of the Holiday Tree Lighting to commence.


MRS. CLAUS greets two big fans, and even let one lucky girl try on her tiara.


FROSTY the Snowman and the Gingerbread man made fast friends with Athena LeVangie, 5, and her big sisters Mila LeVangie, 7.


THE CANDY CANE stilt walker amazed everyone with her skills.


LOGAN gets into the spirit of the season wearing a colorful collar of holiday lights.


CHEEKY! Harper Gionest, 7, is thrilled to get a jewel-studded rainbow at the face-painting station.


YOU OUGHT to be in pictures! A dad captures the moment his son pretends to drive Engine 2 of the NRFD.


THE HAYRIDES, towed by a McCormick Farmall tractor from the grounds of the Rev. Daniel Putnam House and around Bow Street were very popular throughout the Holiday Tree Lighting festivities.


THESE TINY dancers follow the lead of their mentors from the North Reading School of Ballet exhibition as part of the day’s entertainment.