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Tree lighting launches holiday season

Choir

Choir

Hundreds of people gathered in Evanston's Fountain Square this evening to sing carols and watch as Mayor Lorraine Morton turned on the lights on the city's holiday tree.

Choir

Hundreds of people gathered in Evanston's Fountain Square this evening to sing carols and watch as Mayor Lorraine Morton turned on the lights on the city's holiday tree.

Choir

Youngsters from the Music Institute of Chicago sang carols. (Rene Edde photos)

Santa waves

Santa waved to the crowd after arriving with Mayor Morton on a city fire truck.

Mayor sings

Mayor Morton led youngsters in a holiday sing-along.

Power on

Matthew Wagner, 5, and his father, Mark, checked out the big power switch the mayor used to light the giant tree.

The tree lighting ceremony was sponsored by EvMark, the downtown business association.

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