City of Norwich mayor Joseph Mauriano is inviting the community to another special holiday event Thursday evening.

"Don't forget the Norwich tree lighting ceremony Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. on the courthouse steps," he said, "with the Gibson and Perry Browne school choirs and, of course, Santa Claus."

The combined children’s choir will fill the courthouse steps singing holiday favorites. The mayor and his helpers will throw the switch, which will light both East and West Side Parks until the holiday season is over.

The tree lighting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in West Side Park in Norwich.