Portland Downtown will be having a glorious Christmas tree lighting on Monument Square Friday evening, festivities start at 5. The charming Sarah Long from WMTW will be hosting the event. Enjoy Hood Eggnog samples, a sing along with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, tunes from Rick Charette & The Bubblegum Band, a special appearance by Santa Claus and a warming hut at the Portland Public Library across the street from the tree. You will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the library's atrium from 4-6:30 and everyone is invited to participate in an interactive window display. The tree will be officially lit by 4-year-old Sophia from Make-a-Wish around 6:15p.

Portland is so beautiful during the holiday season, bring the entire family to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmastime in Maine!