Let the festivities begin …

With the touch of a button, Camana Bay turned into a festive wonderland Saturday as thousands gathered at the Crescent for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

MCs Kevin Morales and Taylor Vaughn directed the festivities and, helped by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, led a countdown to the spectacular tree lighting, which was followed by a sudden “snow” shower.

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Throughout the evening, the crowd enjoyed plenty of entertainment, from carol singers and choirs to dancing reindeer.

As well as action on the stage, there was also a holiday-themed craft market to give shoppers a head start on their Christmas shopping.