Dress for cold weather! Tonight, at 6 p.m. the countdown will start and the Hamilton Community Christmas Tree will light up.

The annual event includes some Christmas Carols with the Montana A Capella Society and a visit from Santa, who will be taking kids' requests on his bench in front of the tree at the corner of Main Street and 4th Street on the Post Office south lawn.

There will be warming barrels downtown and late openings for many stores.

Don't forget Small Business Saturday tomorrow. The Hamilton Downtown Associaton is sponsoring horse-drawn wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. They also have done the work to make tonight's festivities possible.