Santa stars at tree lighting, parade

With some help from the crowd, Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus counted down from 10 before lighting the community Christmas tree a few moments past 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in Swanny Park. Santa and Valley Voices serenaded the audience with familiar holiday songs and encouraged the crowd to sing along. Later, the Moab Charter School and Grand County Middle School and High School students also sang holiday tunes.