Novato's annual downtown holiday tree lighting event, presented by the Downtown Novato Business Association, is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Sherman Avenue will be blocked off to vehicular traffic and filled with revelers waiting for Santa's arrival and for the big light switch to flip on. Here's the schedule:
• Pre-event entertainment starts at 5 p.m. (children's booths, face painting, jewelry making, crafts etc.)
• Santa and his elves arrive at 5:30 p.m. at Santa's Village
• Holiday tree lighting ceremony (mayor speaks)
• Holiday entertainment (Love2dance, local singing groups)
Food and hot drinks will be available to keep you warm. This event is a hometown tradition and a great time for all ages. Come enjoy the holiday fun!