Oakhurst Tree Lighting

Mountain Area school students are busy making ornaments to hang on to the small trees standing at the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Crane Valley Road (426).

It’s all in preparation of the annual Oakhurst Community Tree Lighting activities, which begin at 5 p.m., Saturday. The event is sponsored by Sierra Tel, and hosted by Century 21 Ditton Realty and Victorian Village.

Activities will include Christmas carols, beverages, cookies, a bounce house, petting zoo and pony rides.

Highlights of the evening include the arrival of Santa, courtesy of Oakhurst Fire Station 12 at about 6 p.m., the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree, and visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Staff report