Holiday Fun at Commanders Mansion’s Whoville Jubilee & Tree Lighting

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Charlie Breitrose A crowd gathered for the tree lighting outside the Watertown Commander’s Mansion on Saturday night.

Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion shone with lights and welcomed hundreds of families for the 2022 Whoville Jubilee and Tree Lighting on Saturday.

Visitors entered through an arch of lights, and were welcomed to the event by the Mayor of Whoville (City Council Vice President Vincent Piccirilli).

Charlie Breitrose Visitors to the Whoville Jubilee entered through an arch of lights.

Food trucks served up goodies to hungry visitors, and free hot cocoa and cookies were provided for those feeling a bit peckish.

Charlie Breitrose Cindy Lou Who showed up for the 2022 Whoville Jubilee.

The Marine Corps League collected items for the Toys for Tots and the Watertown Police Department’s Whooley Foundationdrive, and people who gave were put into the drawing to flip the switch for the tree lighting.

Charlie Breitrose Santa Claus digs into his bag of toys at the Whoville Jubilee.

A parade led by Watertown’s Tuba Guy escorted Santa and the contest winner from the historic mansion to the tree. At about 6:30 p.m. the switched was flipped.

Meanwhile, the Watertown Free Public Library presented holiday crafts inside the mansion, while the tent outside was filled with vendors for the Holiday Bazaar. Singing groups performed in the tent, too.

Charlie Breitrose A choir sings Christmas carols during the Whoville Jubilee.

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Charlie Breitrose City Council Vice President Vincent Piccrilli played the Mayor of Whoville.

Charlie Breitrose Watertown’s Tuba Guy entertained during the 2022 Whoville Jubilee.

Charlie Breitrose The Holiday Bazaar was set up in the tent next to the Commander’s Mansion.

Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion was decked out for the Whoville Jubilee and Tree Lighting.

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