Photos from Central Square Tree Lighting 2012

In Lynn, Santa and his rain deer arrive by fire truck. That’s just how we do it.

 

An extremely localized weather system forms over Santa. It’s snow!

 

When it stops snowing, Ward 6 Councilor Peter Capano and Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce staffer Sandra Lewis greet Santa.

 

A crowd gathers…

 

LynnArts staffer Jennifer Ashworth announces it’s time to light the tree.

 

Santa approves.

 

The crowd tries to capture the moment the lights switch on.

 

Lights…ON

 

A festive looking 23 Central (former Security Trust) on the other end of Central Square, which was blocked from traffic during the ceremony.
 
Also see:

2011’s Central Square Tree Lighting

2010’s Central Square Tree Lighting

2009’s Central Square Tree Lighting