The 27th annual Holiday in the Depot will be held Dec. 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the town center.

Festivities will kick off with the lighting of the town Christmas tree at Bryan Memorial Town Hall. Students from Washington Montessori School will sing carols as the tree is lit and students from Washington Primary School will sing some additional carols in the town hall.

Santa will arrive by horse-drawn hay wagon shortly after the tree lighting and will be available at town hall for visits and photographs until 8:30 p.m.

Hay rides will be given by Utopia Percherons throughout the Depot.

Other offerings will include the sale of the collectible 2018 Christmas ornament by the Washington Volunteer Fire Department’s Auxiliary, who will also have a special mail box for children’s letters to Santa; children’s Christmas crafts with Gunn Memorial Junior Library; the sale of hot cocoa by Shepaug Valley School Class of 2020; the sale of popcorn by the Boy Scouts in town hall; chili at the American Legion Hall; gifts at the senior center; and sales and treats at participating stores.

New this year, after visits with Santa, individuals can enter to win a family four-pack of tickets aboard the Northern Lights Limited out of the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston.

The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Parks & Recreation Commission and the Washington Business Association.