Warm spirits on a balmy night in Mission

Fire pits were the spot for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores Friday at the Mission holiday lighting ceremony, even if it was almost 60 degrees outside.

It was a warm night, but that didn’t stop the flow of hot chocolate and the roasting of the marshmallows at the Mission Holiday Lights and Festive Sights Friday night on Johnson Drive.

Santa and Mrs. Claus barreled down Johnson Drive in an impressive sleigh powered without a reindeer in sight. Just in time, too, as a long line of children had already formed to get a shot at quality time with Santa.

The evening featured singers from SM North, plenty of food, movies, music and fireworks.

SM North singers entertained the crowd on Johnson Drive until the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.