Lights Up at Fort Saskatchewan City Hall was well attended on Friday night (Nov.24).
The Christmas season kick-off was full of family festivities, including hot chocolate from Second Cup, cookies from Station Square Co-op, craft making stations, mayor Gale Katchur's famous apple cider and Christmas songs from a community choir.
Familes could go inside to warm up and grab snacks, while kids were able to get their picture taken with Santa Claus in the library.
"It's about bringing the spirit of Christmas to our community," said Katchur. "I love Christmas because it brings people together."
At 6:30 p.m., the crowd gathered in front of city hall to sing a couple of carols before listening to the mayor read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.
The crowd cheered as the light display was lit up for the holiday season.
"Everything went sparkling," said Jana Rowe, Fort Saskatchewan's community events specialist. "It's always magical when the lights come on."
Around 1000 people attended the Lights Up celebration.
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