Joy, Cheer and Snow at the Tree Lighting Celebration

Hundreds of Mountain Viewers gathered to enjoy the start of the holiday season.

It would've been hard to be a scrooge in Mountain View Monday night.

The city held its annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration and families came to the Civic Center to enjoy some caroling and special holiday activities.

And as the angelic voices of local area school choirs filled the air, Santa Claus listened to the wishes of children inside the Center for the Performing Arts.

But this year, in addition to the sweet apple cider and cookies, everyone was in for another special treat—snow!

Still don't believe? Click on the photos to relive the excitement!

Did you attend or perform at the event? What was your favorite moment? Tell us in comments!


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juan aranda December 04, 2012 at 06:46 PM
And a jolly Ho Ho Ho to you Claudia... by my estimates, we had a bigger crowd than we did last year. too many entrances to keep track, but the City through various departments always goes all out. I have always enjoyed these small festivities for enough acquaintances gather together and enjoy the night with its Joyful, Christmas spirit. I personally thank all those that went way out of their way to participate and bring out the best this beautiful evening, and for those that made it happen... Thanks also Council members for always being present.
Claudia Cruz December 04, 2012 at 08:45 PM
It was very fun and I think that the snow was such a treat. But I especially love listening to the children sing. It's so uplifting!


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