Pittston and West Pittston are welcoming in the holiday season with the lighting of their respective Christmas trees. Pittston City will light the tree tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the lower Tomato Festival lot across from the Open Space. Free hot chocolate will be provided and children can enjoy a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive on a Pittston City fire truck. There will also be caroling for those who wish to participate. Come out for a memorable holiday event in downtown Pittston.
Across the river, West Pittston has scheduled their lighting for next Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the park at Wyoming and Delaware avenues.
West Pittston's Parks and Recreation Committee and West Pittston Tomorrow's Outreach Committee are sponsoring the event. Carols will be sung and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Special guests include Santa Claus and the Wyoming Area Band.