FL to light the tree Sunday

City workers spent Monday morning putting up the Christmas tree near Lakeside Memorial Park. The annual tree-lighting ceremony is set for this Sunday. (Photo by Clint Riese)

Forest Lake’s annual tree lighting will be Sunday, Nov. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park in downtown Forest Lake.

This free event is sponsored by the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Forest Lake Area Schools and the City of Forest Lake.

Santa will be in the gazebo to pose for photos with children of all ages. The lighting of the 30-foot Christmas tree will take place at 5 p.m. The event will also feature face painting, miniature train rides and hot beverages. The first 250 families take home a winter readiness kit packed in a handy string backpack.