Mayor Blaine Willes will throw the switch to officially launch the Christmas season in Orem, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, outside the Orem City Center.

Willes will turn on the City Center's lights as part of a program sponsored by the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce that will bring Santa Claus and free candy canes from Hansen Candy for children.The second annual "Family Night at City Hall" will include the Mountain View High School chamber choir, which will sing Christmas carols.

Little Caesar's will provide free pizza, and Miss Orem, Collette Schlappi, and the new Miss Utah Valley Community College, Molly McKay, will accompany Santa as he visits.

Anyone with questions may call the chamber, 224-3636.