The annual tree lighting in downtown Grand Junction is a great way to kick off the holiday season - and it happens this Friday, November 14th.Live entertainment begins at 5:00 Friday afternoon at the corner of 4th and Main with the Sweet Adelines performing holiday favorites. Santa is expected to arrive at 5:45 to light the tree, plus all the Christmas lights in downtown Grand Junction. Afterwards, Santa will visit one-on-one with all the boys and girls.

Check out these cool photos of last year's tree lighting and  you'll see what fun it is. It's a wonderful family event that always seems to get folks into the holiday spirit --even though it IS two weeks before Thanksgiving.