The Shops at Valley Square kicked off the winter shopping season with its annual tree lighting event. The crowd of 2,500 attendees enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies provided by Panera. The band, Reign, played Christmas songs as local talents, The Little Reindeer from Academy of Dance Artistry put on amazing shows for the Crowd. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck just in time to lead the excited children in lighting the 35’ Christmas tree in the recently redeveloped center court. It was a magical night and the perfect way to get into the holiday season.