The festive Mound ceremony will be perfect for the little ones as Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance on a fire truck and even hand out small gifts. This kickoff to the holiday shopping season will also include a large bonfire and musical entertainment. November 15, 6–9 p.m.; Downtown Greenway, 5579 Auditor’s Rd.; 952.472.0060
Music will also be a feature of the Excelsior ceremony, where participants will walk through town singing carols on their way to light the tree. Cookies and hot drinks will be available throughout the downtown area. December 1, 5:30 p.m.; TCF Bank, 435 Water St.; 952.474.6461.