Tree Lighting in The Castro

 First Lady of The Castro, Donna Sachet greeted the crowd with a warm welcome at the Castro tree lighting on Monday, November 28, 2016. San Francisco, California (Jessica Webb)
 Santa made an appearance at the Castro tree lighting and brought candy for all the children in the crowd. Monday, November 28, 2016, San Francisco, California (Jessica Webb)
 S.F. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band provided holiday music, which added to the holiday cheer at the Castro tree lighting on Monday, November 28, 2016. San Francisco, California (Jessica Webb)
 The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence gave a blessing at the Castro tree lighting on Monday, November 28, 2016. San Francisco, California (Jessica Webb)
 Scott Wiener, Santa and Daniel Bergerac at the Castro tree lighting on Monday, November 28, 2016. San Francisco, California (Jessica Webb)

The Castro's finest came out for the Castro tree lighting ceremony. The SF Gay Men's Chorus and S.F. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band led the crowd in carol singing. A blessing was given by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  Donna Sachet and Santa passed out candy to the children in the audience. Lastly, Scott Wiener helped conduct the countdown for the tree lighting.