Children gather around the Christmas tree in Higinbotham Park in Oneida following the annual tree lighting ceremo
ny on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. There are still at least two more tree lighting ceremonies scheduled for the area. The
village of Oneida Castle will will hold its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Oneida Castle Park,
followed by cookies and cocoa in the village hall with special guest Santa Claus. A Toys for Tots box will be available
for any donations of unwrapped toys. The village of Vernon will hold its annual tree lighting and visit from Santa
Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.