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South Jordan city officials will usher in the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

SOUTH JORDAN — City officials will usher in the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The event at South Jordan City Plaza, 1600 Towne Center Drive, will include crafts at the library, hot cocoa, gingerbread houses, candy window, a snowflake hunt and a visit from Santa Claus.

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Each candy window in the shops along Towne Center Drive contains hidden snowflakes that participants of the hunt will need to find. Participants will then have a chance to win a family night out and a free session at Painting with a Twist. To download the entry form, go to sjc.utah.gov.

If you miss Santa on Friday, he’ll also be making several appearances during December. He’ll be at the plaza 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15; and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.