Hudson Tree Lighting

December 6, 2013

by AJ Dickinson

Hundreds gathered on the town common off of Ferry Street Friday, November 29 to partake in the annual “tree lighting” ceremony.  Sponsored by the Hudson Lions Club who meet the second and last Mondays of every month, the event began with the Alvirne High School band who serenaded their audience with classic Christmas music.  After hearing a few of their favorite Christmas melodies, many children were ecstatic to see Santa Claus arrive in a Hudson fire truck.  Santa made his rounds, greeting all in sight, on his way to the gazebo where the countdown for the tree lighting commenced.  Soon after the tree lighting, a party for all children and their parents proceeded to take place at the community center (formerly Lions Hall) where among many crafts games and activities to enjoy, young ones could sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they would like to get for Christmas this year.