The City of Altoona held its Holiday Glow Tree Lighting event at River Prairie Park on Sunday.
Those who attended enjoyed hot chocolate, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and of course, a meet and greet with Santa and two of his reindeer.
Altoona City Administrator Mike Golat said River Prairie Park has become a gathering place for residents.
“One of the things we envisioned when we developed River Prairie is that it would be a four-season park and having holiday festivities is part of it,” said Golat. “River Prairie has become Altoona’s front porch”.
Dozens of families came out for the event. Golat said the tree will stay lit until after the New Year.