Rancho Murieta's holiday season gets its official start Friday night with the annual Christmas tree lighting, with Santa himself doing the honors.
Santa will arrive at the North Gazebo at 6 p.m. in a fire truck. Children will be able to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while parents take photos. Entertainment will be provided by the Village Voices and young dancers.
The Optimist Club, sponsor of the event, will provide hot chocolate.
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