The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce presented "Light Up Night '10" on Friday evening. A sizable number of area residents gathered on the Diamond for the lighting of the city's Christmas lights and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Festivities got underway at 6:30 p.m., with the St. Marys Area Middle School Wind Ensemble entertaining the crowd.
Santa was escorted by the Crystal Fire Department to Northwest Savings Bank, where a long line of area youngsters waited for a chance to tell him about their holiday wishes.
Other events taking place throughout the evening included live mannequins on display in the windows of several downtown businesses and dancers performing in the window of April's School of Dance along Erie Avenue.
For more photos and descriptions of the events that took place during Light Up Night, see the Nov. 20 edition of The Daily Press.