Santa Claus himself made an appearance at the celebration kickoff, with candy cane treats for the children in attendance
Celebrations at Gander’s Christmas tree lighting included performances from the Salvation Army Citadel Band. Pictured, band members Jeanette Hillier and Barry Pippy join in on “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Youth with the Kim Wiseman Performing Arts Studio brought forward upbeat and energetic performances during the lighting – there was even a Christmas rap.
In keeping with tradition, Lenny Moss had the honour of lighting Gander’s Christmas tree.
Hundreds attended the tree lighting at town hall on Nov. 29.