Families attending tonight's Christmas tree lighting should follow the lead of Santa Claus who will be dressed for the elements.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a daytime high near 38 and an 80 percent chance of snow, although less than a half inch is expected to fall.
When the crowds begin to arrive for the event around 6 p.m. to see Santa's reindeer who will greet familieson the front lawn of City Hall, there will be light winds and temperatures in the low 30s.
After visiting with the reindeer, families may want to warm up in city hall before Master of Ceremonies, and Frank Sinatra impressionist Gary Sacco, performs renditions at 6:45 p.m. of "Old Blue Eyes" classic holiday songs.
Santa is scheduled to arrive at 7 p.m. to join Mayor Kip Walby to start the program.
Before heading to City Hall tonight, Dr. Emmanuel Dizon of the Henry Ford Medical Center East Jefferson Clinic recommends dressing warm with:
- Warm socks
- Layering clothes
- Wool hat, or at least ear protection
If you start feeling numb, he recommends heading back inside tor warm up, he said.
Additional entertainment for the program The program starts at 7 p.m. with entertainment provided by the St. Clair Shores Community Chorus, the St. Germaine Student Chorus, the Lake Shore School Student Chorus and a dance performance by the Turning Pointe School of Performing Arts.
Refreshments will be served in City Hall by the Optimists Club. After the lighting the city's Christmas tree, Santa will head over to the Dockside Cafe to hear wish lists from kiddies. The Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum will also be open during the celebration.