Waterbury's tree lighting ceremony on the downtown Green, a long-standing annual tradition, will take place Sunday, Nov. 30.
The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. with a procession that begins in front of Waterbury City Hall and ends at the Green. The Christmas Parade will feature Santa Claus on a fire engine, and music will help usher in the the holiday season to the tunes of the Brass on Brass band. Hot cocoa and doughnuts will be provided throughout the evening courtesy of the Waterbury Neighborhood Council.
Anyone attending is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for a free Frankie's hot dog. The event is sponsored by the City of Waterbury and Arts & Tourism Commission.
Rain date is Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m.