The weather was bordering on frightful, but that didn’t stop Benicians of all ages from coming downtown for the annual tree lighting and Holiday Open House on Friday, November 30.
Santa Claus was on hand to help Mayor Elizabeth Patterson and the city council throw the switch and light the tree at the end of First Street while hundreds of people looked on.
After the tree lighting the crowds headed up First Street where merchants kept stores open late so people could get an early start on their holiday shopping.
Do you subscribe to the Benicia Patch newsletter? It brings our latest stories, blogs, announcements and the day's calendar events to your in-box early each morning. Follow Benicia Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Do you have opinions, experiences and views to share? Consider becoming a Benicia Patch blogger!
If there’s something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor JB Davis at 707-628-0051 or email him at email@example.com.