Santa made an appearance during the event. (Credit Yvonne Davis)

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The town of Bloomfield gathered together Saturday night for the return of its annual tree lighting at the Town Hall.

People joined on the Town Green – despite the cold weather – to kick-off the holiday season. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic halted the tradition in 2020, guests had the chance to resume the holiday spirit this year as they sipped on hot cocoa, received an early visit from Santa, and viewed the parade.

Throughout the night, residents had the chance to meet the town’s newly-appointed Mayor Danielle Wong, as well as the new Town Council. Suzette Debeatham-Brown, town councilwoman, said that although it was chilly outside, this event “warms your heart.”

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