VERONA - Verona families gathered at the community center to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Children decorated tree ornaments, sang Christmas carols and even had the chance to guess the number of Christmas lights on the tree outside. Santa also stopped by with residents Doreen and Joey Arminio to join in the celebration. Doreen and Joey even sang an original Christmas song along with the help of Santa.

All the children then followed Santa outside for the tree lighting.