Many members of the community were at the McKinleyville Shopping Center on December 7th to welcome Santa while he lit the tree. A special thank you to Anne Pierson for purchasing more durable lights to ensure that this annual tradition continues for many years to come. What a great turnout for the festivities after the tree lighting. Those in attendance enjoyed photos with Santa, balloon twisted creations, carriage rides and craft activities while hot cider and cookies were served. Thank you to Anne Pierson and Taffy Stockton for continuing this annual tradition.