Lighting up the season


After his appearance, Santa stops in front of the tree to pose with lines of excited kids


Kids gaze expectantly towards the area Santa will appear from as they ring their jingle bells to usher in his arrival.


A crowd gathers around Santa and the lit Christmas tree.


The event also featured a live nativity scene, complete with animals including goats and a donkey.


Naomi Harward | Xenia Gazette

Greene Memorial Hospital hosted their annual tree lighting ceremony Nov. 28 to usher in the holiday season. After making his entrance, Santa stops in front of the tree to pose with lines of excited kids.

After his appearance, Santa stops in front of the tree to pose with lines of excited kids
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/12/web1_GMHSantawithKids.jpgAfter his appearance, Santa stops in front of the tree to pose with lines of excited kids

Kids gaze expectantly towards the area Santa will appear from as they ring their jingle bells to usher in his arrival.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/12/web1_GMHWaitingforSanta.jpgKids gaze expectantly towards the area Santa will appear from as they ring their jingle bells to usher in his arrival.

A crowd gathers around Santa and the lit Christmas tree.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/12/web1_GMHTree.jpgA crowd gathers around Santa and the lit Christmas tree.

The event also featured a live nativity scene, complete with animals including goats and a donkey.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/12/web1_GMHNativity.jpgThe event also featured a live nativity scene, complete with animals including goats and a donkey.