The best way to get the Christmas spirit into high gear this weekend and beyond is to celebrate with your neighbors at these local tree lightings.

Honestly, there is nothing like gathering in your favorite local city or town for their annual Christmas tree lighting. Maybe it is a great opportunity to revel in the holiday spirit with those you know and love, or maybe it is a chance to make new friends and create new traditions. I remember as a kid looking forward to not only the sight of a beautiful tree coming to life for the first time when those lights get switched on but just being a part of all the holiday cheer and good vibes that surround one of those lightings.

So if you are looking to kick your Christmas cheer into overdrive and really start appreciating the holiday season, check out one of the Christmas tree lightings below in the weeks ahead - and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Capital Region Christmas Tree Lighting Guide

Looking for local tree lightings to celebrate the start of the Christmas season? Find one in your town of near you here!

Capital Region Complete Guide To Holiday Shows, Movies, & Events

The holiday season is here which means there is no shortage of Christmas shows, events, holiday movie screenings, and more. Here is a list of all our holiday happenings to plan your next Christmas outing.