The Children’s Dance Theater performs a dance from their upcoming play “The Nutcracker” at Federal Way’s annual Christmas tree lighting at Town Square Park on Saturday. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Children’s Dance Theater performs a dance from their upcoming play “The Nutcracker” at Federal Way’s annual Christmas tree lighting at Town Square Park on Saturday. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Federal Way lights up the holidays

The city of Federal Way held their annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

Local arts groups danced and sang Christmas melodies to help city of Federal Way officials usher in the holiday season during the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday evening.

A large crowd gathers at Town Square Park to see the Christmas tree lit up to celebrate this holiday season. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

A large crowd gathers at Town Square Park to see the Christmas tree lit up to celebrate this holiday season. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Naccaratos smile for a photo at the Town Square Park Christmas tree lighting. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Naccaratos smile for a photo at the Town Square Park Christmas tree lighting. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Sherwood Forest Elementary School Choir performs some beautiful Christmas carols at the tree lighting Saturday evening. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Sherwood Forest Elementary School Choir performs some beautiful Christmas carols at the tree lighting Saturday evening. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Federal Way Youth Symphony also performed during the event, entertaining the large crowd with renditions of popular holiday songs. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Federal Way Youth Symphony also performed during the event, entertaining the large crowd with renditions of popular holiday songs. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Children’s Dance Theater poses for a photo before their performance at the Christmas tree lighting event. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

The Children’s Dance Theater poses for a photo before their performance at the Christmas tree lighting event. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

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