Hundreds Greet Santa Claus at 2017 Watertown Tree Lighting

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Santa Claus greets his fans at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday night.

Holiday lights shine bright on the Watertown Square Delta at the annual Watertown Tree Lighting.

Hundreds of small children, parents and people just looking to share the Season’s spirit converged on Watertown Square Friday evening for the annual Watertown Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Anticipation was thick in the air as youngsters waited for Santa Claus. At about 5:15 p.m. he rolled up in a Watertown Fire Department SUV with red and white lights flashing.

Children looked on in awe as he waved and patted a few kids on the head. Santa posed for some pics before heading over to the tree decorated in Christmas lights and ornaments.

Santa Claus greets his fans at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday night.

Joined by Paul Airasian, Community Relations liaison for the Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce, Santa led the countdown – 3, 2, 1 … and the Delta was bathed in lights from not only the small Christmas tree but also the larger trees decked out in white lights.

While waiting for the big event, people enjoyed cookies, cider and hot chocolate provided by the Rotary Club of Watertown and Watertown Savings Bank.

WROR provided music and games at the annual Watertown Tree Lighting.

Music was provided by 105.7 WROR radio station, which also had giveaways and games

The tree was provided by A. Russo and Sons, Inc. Mr. Dirts Cleaning decorated the tree and the Watertown Department of Public Works transported and lit the tree. Refreshments served after the event at Watertown Savings were provided by the Pleasant Street Watertown Stop & Shop and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Santa poses with children and Watertown Belmont Chamber Community Relations Liaison Paul Airasian, left and Chamber Co-President Mike Albano.

2 thoughts on “Hundreds Greet Santa Claus at 2017 Watertown Tree Lighting

  1. What a fun event it was again this year. Thank you to all who made it possible especially Watertown Savings Bank who opened their doors and welcomed all to come in for refreshments and pictures with Santa.

  2. Great time(even with an older kid!!). Love the lights and friends! Weather was lovely and Watertown Savings Bank building is beautiful!!
    Thanks all that donated their time/money/effort!

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