The village of Round Lake Beach kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree-lighting event on Friday at the village hall at 1937 N. Municipal Way.
Santa arrived on a fire truck, and the tree was lit on the lawn of the municipal complex.
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Afterward, there were visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus nearby at the Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach. Hot drinks and treats were served, and children enjoyed a holiday craft room.