Portland Downtown will be having a glorious Christmas tree lighting on Monument Square Friday evening, festivities start at 5. The charming Sarah Long from WMTW will be hosting the event and the dashing A.J. Dukette from WHOM will be there too.

Enjoy Hood Eggnog samples, a sing along with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, tunes from Rick Charette & The Bubblegum Band, a special appearance by Santa Claus and a warming hut at the Portland Public Library across the street from the tree. You will enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the library's atrium from 4-6:30 and everyone is invited to participate in an interactive window display.

The tree will be officially lit by 4-year-old Sophia from Make-a-Wish around 6:15p.

Portland is so beautiful during the holiday season, bring the entire family to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmastime in Maine!