With cups full of hot chocolate, tummies full of Timbits (courtesy of Troy's newest Tim Hortons) and hearts full of holiday cheer, dozens of bundled-up attendees crowded around the steps in front of Troy City Hall Wednesday evening to watch the Christmas lights come on for the first time this season.
The festivities included Christmas carols sung by the Troy Athens High School Concert Choir, a performance by the Troy Colts Drumline and a special countdown to the tree lighting with Santa Claus himself.
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Check out photos and videos from last year's tree-lighting ceremony at Troy City Hall. For more holiday events in Troy and beyond, check out our 2012 Holiday Events Guide.