The Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Republic Services, will be held at Park Square at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

The Taconic High School Chorus will perform a variety of carols, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive following the tree lighting, and free hot chocolate will be available, courtesy of Patrick's Pub.

Those planning to attend the ceremony are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Christian Center's food pantry.

For more information, contact Becky Manship, recreation activities coordinator, at 413-499-9370.