Holiday season switches on

Photo by Sherri Kolade
Santa Claus came to Dearborn Heights by horse-drawn carriage on Dec. 4 during the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony in front of City Hall. A few hundred residents sang songs and mingled outside before Santa arrived and picked a raffle winner who pushed a button that lit up the city’s Christmas tree and other decorations at City Hall. Above, Santa speaks with 5-year-old Dearborn Heights resident Krystin Hall (center) after she flips the switch at the tree-lighting ceremony.