The downtown Springfield square lit up with Christmas spirit as Mayor Ken McClure hosted the 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting.
The event was co-hosted by Springfield City Public Information Officer Cora Scott and featured a wide range of performers.
“This is a great night,” Mayor McClure told OI. “We’ve got a great crowd here, the weather’s cooperating. It’s a special night.”
Performers included the Springfield Ballet, Springfield Little Theatre, Emalee Flatness and Matthew Hechteman, Studio VIE, opera star Jennifer Forni and Princesses of the 417.
Here are some photos of the event: