DUBLIN -- A special visit by Santa Claus helped make the evening brighter, when Dublin turned out for its annual Christmas tree lighting at the Civic Center on Dec. 5.

There were carols and music from the Dublin Unified School District's Children's Choir and the Fallon Middle School Jazz Band, that provided the holiday entertainment. Free refreshments were served after the performances.

-- Kelly Gust, staff


Fiona Norte, of San Francisco, holds her nephew William Gannon, 2, of Dublin, as they look at the Christmas tree during the Dublin Tree Lighting in Dublin,
Fiona Norte, of San Francisco, holds her nephew William Gannon, 2, of Dublin, as they look at the Christmas tree during the Dublin Tree Lighting in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. The event featured holiday entertainment from the Dublin Unified School District Children's Choir and the Fallon Middle School Jazz Band. Santa Claus also made an appearance and handed out candy canes. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)


Santa Claus rings bells and hands out candy canes during the Dublin Tree Lighting in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. The event also featured
Santa Claus rings bells and hands out candy canes during the Dublin Tree Lighting in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. The event also featured holiday entertainment from the Dublin Unified School District Children's Choir and the Fallon Middle School Jazz Band. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)