Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Anoka

 Begin this holiday season by celebrating with the Anoka Area Chamber at the annual tree lighting event in historic downtown Anoka. On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. visit with Santa and later, help the Anoka Mayor for the countdown to light-up the city Christmas tree. It all takes place in front of Anoka City Hall on the Plaza at 2015 First Avenue North.

Bring your family, friends and holiday spirit for this fun and festive hometown event.

There will be horse-drawn trolley rides, merry holiday music, and bonfires to stay warm and toasty. Food vendors will be on hand selling goodies. Be sure to come early and enjoy dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants and do some holiday shopping at some of the most unique shops in the Twin Cities.

The bonfires will be lit at 5 p.m. Come shop, enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa, spend time with family and friends and help the city of Anoka countdown to the tree lighting at 5:59 p.m.