Big crowd brings holiday cheer to Christmas tree lighting

Corinth Square was brimming with holiday spirit Thursday for the annual Mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Mayor Ron Shaffer picked a lucky little lady out of the crowd to help him lead the countdown to the flipping of the switch:

Before the lighting, a children’s choir got the crowd in the Christmas mood:

And afterward, Santa heard Christmas wish lists from dozens of local kids:

More photos after the jump.

Prairie Village mayor Ron Shaffer
Gingerbread houses at Mely's holiday open house.