Columbia County is kicking the holiday season off with events this weekend.
The county is holding its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans.
The event typically draws 2,500 to 3,000 people, county Community Events Specialist Leanne Johnson said.
“We are going to have Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus,” Johnson said. “Santa will be arriving on a fire truck at 4 p.m.”
Saxophonist Fred Williams and several elementary school choruses will be performing until the Christmas tree is lit about 7 p.m.