The Annual Tree Lighting in Clarkson took place on Thursday, November 29th, at Chartwell Baptist Church The event included local musicians, community choirs, hot soup, hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and children’s activities such as a petting zoo and of course Santa. Carols were sung and Santa and Mrs. Claus were happily greeting children young and old. It was a perfect night to ring in the start of the holiday season.