The New Milford Village Center Organization will kick off the holiday season Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with the annual Festival of Lights tree-lighting ceremony held on the Village Green.

At this time, the Christmas trees that run the length of the Green, put up by the Men's Club of the New Milford United Methodist Church, will be lighted.

Frank Wargo will serve as emcee for the event, which will also feature a visit from Santa, who will arrive by fire truck, and a bake sale and photographs with Santa, sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Church's youth group.

For more information about other downtown events, see the holiday calendar on this page (S16) or see next week's Spectrum.