The city of Dublin will celebrate the start of the holiday season with its traditional lighting of the tree at the Dublin Civic Center at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Dublin High School choir and the Wells Middle School jazz band.
After the performance, the public should be on the lookout for a very special visitor from the North Pole.
Guests can enjoy hot cocoa and cookies after the event in the Civic Center lobby. Admission is free.