BRIDGEPORT ---- The annual downtown Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., officials announced late Wednesday.

The ceremony, set to take place on McLevy Green at the corner of State and Main streets will include a holiday craft fair and caroling by the Yale Whiffenpoofs.

Refreshments will be served at the nearby City Lights Gallery, and the Artspace gallery at Read's will be open from 4 to 6 p.m.

Also, there will be a performance of "The Knight Before Christmas," presented by the Downtown Cabaret, and other attractions.