Hundreds of residents, young and old, gathered in front of Menifee City Hall Saturday night to watch Mayor Scott Mann light the city Christmas tree and await the arrival of Santa Claus.
Mann, wearing a Santa hat and engaging in snowball fights with the youngsters, welcomed the crowd and threw the switch lighting up the giant Christmas tree in front of City Hall. Then Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a firetruck and sat down to greet the children.
The Heritage High School band and choir performed Christmas songs, along with other local entertainers. Truly, it is now Christmas time in Menifee.
|Members of the Heritage High School band perform Christmas music for the crowd.|
|Menifee Mayor Scott Mann throws the switch to light the Christmas tree at City Hall.|
|Youngsters had fun petting the horses brought by Sheriff's deputies.|
|Santa and Mrs. Claus greet Mayor Scott Mann and local children.|
|Snowball fights were a common sight on this special night.|
|Isabel Donadio, Miss Teen California Latina, poses with local auto racers Mikey Lovas and Chancellor Tiscareno and their cars.|
|Mayor Scott Mann and city council members Wallace Edgerton and Greg August joined in the festivities.|