Thousands turned out to observe the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Now in its 10th year, the event has become a celebrated tradition in Grand Cayman.

It was accompanied by caroling from Cayman International School, other local choirs and dance routines from Cayman Dance Company, which brought a festive atmosphere to The Crescent.

No Christmas tree lighting would be complete without a visit from Santa. To the delight of the huge crowd, the jolly old man in the red suit flicked the switch to bring the tree to life.

The evening also featured a display of Christmas decorations along the Crescent, which remain for the holiday season.