The city of Stockton will be hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony this Saturday.

On Dec. 4, people can gather at Weber Point Events Center located at 221 N. Center St. to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m.

The city said people who arrive early to the event, which begins at 3 p.m., can watch live caroling and snowfall as well as a complimentary hot chocolate.

The event will also include specialty vendors for people to shop, food trucks, horse carriage rides, cookie decorating and a time for photos with Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus before the tree lighting.

About 6 p.m., families can gather at the water’s edge to watch the Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections lighted boat parade, a parade that was gifted to the community from the Marina West Yacht Club.

More information about the events can be found online.

Victoria Franco is a Stockton-based reporter covering the diverse news around the Central Valley as part of the Report for America program. As a Stockton native, Franco is proud to cover stories within her community and report a variety of coverage. She is a San Jose State University alumna with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. In her collegiate years she was Managing Editor for the Spartan Daily. From her time at the Spartan Daily she helped lead her staff to California College Media Awards and a General Excellence first place. Victoria encourages readers to email her story tips and ideas at