Now that Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, it's time to get things a little more festive in downtown Danbury. So this Saturday, a local tradition continues with the annual "Light The Lights" celebration in downtown Danbury organized by CityCenter Danbury.

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The Danbury Fire Department's trucks will all be lit up and decorated, and the parade and official tree lighting ceremony is happening this Saturday from 5 to 7 PM with all the main festivities taking place at the Danbury Library, at the corner of Main and West Streets.

This is the first time the public will be invited to be a part of the celebration since 2019. Last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic organizers held the event virtually, but this year, with safety protocols in place, the event is back in full effect.

According to CityCenter Danbury, the event will also feature free hot chocolate, holiday music, and carolers, plus as if you didn't know, Santa will be officially arriving in Danbury by way of the Danbury Fire Department. If you bring your camera, or use your cell phone, you can take a free picture of your kids with Santa at the Library Plaza.

The parade will run right down Main Street, and Mayor Joe Cavo, and Mayor-Elect Dean Esposito will host the event, and get to flip the switch that illuminates the downtown area.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to witness the downtown area turned into a holiday wonderland.

If you've never been to a "Light the Lights" celebration, check out this video from a few years ago.

If you need more information, or to find out other events happening in Danbury during the holiday season, you can always visit citycenterdanbury.com, or just call (203) 792-1711.

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