The holiday season is officially underway in New Haven with the lighting of the tree.
Santa flipped the switch to activate thousands of lights on the massive tree at the New Haven Green at 250 Temple St. in New Haven Thursday night.
The East Windsor Middle School Chorus performed live, their carols filling the air as the ferris wheel went round and round.
The event included a free festival with a petting zoo, carnival rides, Santa visits, refreshments, live entertainment and more!
PHOTOS: 2018 New Haven Tree Lighting
NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are Connecting You to Joy with coverage of the New Haven Tree lighting.