Christmas arrived in Minden Park on Friday night as the gazebo and tree were lit up for the season.
As Santa Claus led the countdown, Justin Dragoo, 13, and his 10-year-old sister, Tara, waited to flip the switch.
"We were worried maybe they wouldn't turn on, but in the end it worked great," Justin said. "It looks really cool, really pretty."
As a calliope played familiar Christmas tunes, children and adults gathered around fire pits along Esmeralda Avenue to roast marshmallows outside the town office.
With fresh marshmallow on his face 7-year-old Jake Hill said he has been a very …