PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A large crowd gathered outside the Portsmouth Free Public Library Sunday evening to greet Santa Claus and witness the library’s annual Christmas tree lighting.
Santa Claus arrived via fire truck (complete with lights and sirens) to a joyous cheer from Portsmouth parents and children. Santa helped the crowd count down to 10 for the Christmas tree lighting outside the library.
After the tree lighting, Santa met with children inside the library to hear their Christmas wishes and lists. Hot cocoa and cookies were also provided to waiting families.
Featured below are photos from the Christmas tree lighting. Please visit the Portsmouth Press Facebook page to view the video.