ALLENTOWN, Pa. - There's no shortage of holiday events happening in our area.

Christmas fun came to Allentown Thursday night.

Mayor Ray O'Connell counted down as the city lit its Christmas tree downtown.

The tree can be seen on Hamilton Street in the PPL Plaza.

Families enjoyed a visit by Phantoms mascot MeLVin, face painting, carriage rides and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.