Led by the Christmas Ensemble from the Salvation Army, Philadelphia Citadel, a selection of seasonal songs and Christmas carols were sung by those in attendance. East Mt. Airy Neighbors board member Dan Muroff introduced Cherelle Parker, the community's representative to the Pennsylvania House, who offered remarks and then asked for the tree to be illuminated.
New, unwrapped toys appropriate for children ages newborn to 12 were collected for the Salvation Army's Stockings for Kids program, and community enjoyed hot cider and cookies as they greeted friends and neighbors and shared wishes for the season.
A slide show of the evening: