A nip in the air adds to holiday cheer at Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Prairie Village

The Mayor's Holiday Tree all lit up.
The Mayor’s Holiday Tree all lit up.

Winter weather made a timely entrance Thursday ahead of the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting at Corinth Square in Prairie Village, providing a wholly seasonal backdrop to the annual celebration.

A troupe of dancers from Dancerz unlimited performed to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “Deck the Rooftop,” before the Indian Hills Middle School Choir took the stage:


As attendees warmed themselves with hot chocolate, Santa — who arrive by limousine with a police escort — helped mayor Ron Shaffer pick a helper from the crowd to flip the switch on the tree lights. A young fella’ named Tucker got the call — and did a terrific job:


And, for all you loyal readers out there, here’s the annual de rigueur picture of a wretched Senter child “enjoying” a visit with Santa: