The 2nd Annual Kids Tree Lighting took place Friday night, Dec. 7. Children joyously gathered singing Christmas carols and then became excited at their first sighting of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Town Hall kids and Idyllwild SAFE Program sponsored the dedication to the children of Idyllwild in memory of Pam Sundling. Photo by Careena Chase
During the Kids’ Tree Lighting Ceremony children were singing on the side of the tree, the lights came on and Santa came down; chaotic excitement pursued. Here, Idyllwild’s Mayor Max greets Santa Claus and some of the children discussing gift ideas with him. Photo by Careena Chase
Santa and Mrs. Clause with the kids. Photo by Careena Chase

Photo by Careena Chase

Lighting the tree, awaiting Santa and enjoying the village evening. Photos by Careena Chase