Santa Claus thrilled the crowd Sunday night on the Huntington Green after the annual tree lighting.
Mayor Mark Lauretti opened the ceremony.
"There's a long history behind behind this tree lighting," he said. "It's a time for us to take the opportunity to reflect."
He added that residents should remember the shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown last year and to help the less fortunate.
The mayor also thanked servicemen and women.
"I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year," Lauretti said.
The event was designed by RJS
Designs (Holiday Decorators).
Refreshments were donated by Auntie's Cafe and entertainment by the Music
Teacher Network, LLC.