West Warwick lights up Christmas tree Monday night

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The town of West Warwick marked the beginning of the holiday season Monday night with its annual Christmas tree lighting celebration.

The event was be held at the gazebo from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Along with the lighting of the 35-foot tree, attendees were treated to free hot chocolate, coffee, dough boys, and s’mores – with ten fire pits for roasting marshmallows.

There were live performances and Santa Claus made an appearance on a fire truck at 6:15 p.m. Pictures with Santa were free.

The tree lighting was be emceed by Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca.

Watch Tony and the crowd down the tree lighting in the video above.