O, Christmas tree!

Even though the weather outside was a bit frightful, good cheer prevailed as a crowd assembled last Friday night on Town Hall Green for ceremonies heralding the start of the Christmas season with the lighting of the town's towering fir tree.

On hand to greet the hearty holiday crowd, as usual, were Santa Claus and the Mrs., who arrived at the festivities via fire truck.

Here's some scenes of the fun ...