Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Federal Way’s annual tree lighting ceremony last Saturday with help from South King Fire and Rescue. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Federal Way’s annual tree lighting ceremony last Saturday with help from South King Fire and Rescue. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Tree lighting ceremony features Santa, entertainment

More than 27,000 illuminate tree at Town Square Park

A rainy evening didn’t dampen the holiday spirits at the city of Federal Way’s annual tree lighting ceremony Saturday.

More than 27,000 lights grace the Christmas tree at Town Square Park, which Mayor Jim Ferrell illuminated during the ceremony.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived with help from South King Fire & Rescue, and the Federal Way Youth Symphony Orchestra, Brigadoon Honor Choir, Harmony Kings Chorus and the Thomas Jefferson High School Drum Line provided musical entertainment before the tree lighting.

Santa greets a young visitor at the tree lighting ceremony last Saturday at Town Square Park. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Santa greets a young visitor at the tree lighting ceremony last Saturday at Town Square Park. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Zion, 5, and Jalen, 3, get in to the holiday spirit during the tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Zion, 5, and Jalen, 3, get in to the holiday spirit during the tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Members of the Harmony Kings perform during the annual tree lighting ceremony last Saturday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Members of the Harmony Kings perform during the annual tree lighting ceremony last Saturday. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

The Harmony Kings serenade the crowd with holiday favorites during the tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders

The Harmony Kings serenade the crowd with holiday favorites during the tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders

Six-year-old Connor Ross helps the Harmony Kings sing “Jingle Bells” during the annual tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Six-year-old Connor Ross helps the Harmony Kings sing “Jingle Bells” during the annual tree lighting ceremony. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

The Christmas tree at Town Square Park boasts more than 27,000 lights. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

The Christmas tree at Town Square Park boasts more than 27,000 lights. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

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