Santa Arrives and the Tree is lit.

The Christmas season began at 9:00 AM on a cool and damp Nikolaus with a Washington Band program outside the Allen Theater as some 250 children and parents filed inside. Santa greeted everyone at the door and then welcomed the children individually to help make up his list.

In the evening the rain stopped just long enough to allow a crowd to gather at the square to enjoy more selections by the Washington Band, sing carols, hear the story of Good King Wenceslas, witness the lighting of the impresssive community tree, and greet a special guest.

The volunteer Annvile Activities Committee sponsors this event.