December arrives this weekend, bringing festive frolicking and holiday hoopla — with bells on top.
Whether you're gearing up for Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, or just enjoying the seasonal spirit, let December shine by stopping by the annual tree lighting events in Concord and Clayton. Both flick the switch to make those tree lights glow on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Concord will light up its two trees — the "official" Christmas tree and the tree-in-waiting — between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Todos Santos Plaza. Santa Claus himself plans to attend and there will carriage rides around the park.
Clayton's tree lighting event includes caroling and takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Clayton from Grove Park to Main and Oak Streets.
Have you been to a tree lighting in Concord or Clayton before? How was it? Share your experience in the comments.