This week is the big kickoff to the holiday season, with the Minnesota Power Plaza tree lighting and Christmas City of the North Parade scheduled for Friday and Bentleyville opening Saturday; but the Superior-Douglas County Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will officially open the season tonight.

The lighting of the community tree by Mayor Bruce Hagen and Douglas County Chair Doug Finn is tonight (Wednesday, November 20), with the ceremony getting underway at 5:30 pm and the tree lighting at 6:30.

The ceremony will take place in Center City Park on the corner of Belknap and Tower Avenue in Superior. The celebration will include a visit from Santa, cookies, hot dogs, hot chocolate, and holiday carol sing-alongs.