The Christmas tree lighting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday in Cochran Square in downtown Middletown.

Join Middletown Mayor Kenneth L. Branner Jr, his family, The Everett Theatre, and others for singing and sweets treats. The first 30 families to arrive will receive goodies from downtown merchants, including candles, miniature Christmas wreaths, candy and much more.

The Christmas parade is 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Middletown.

Registration to participate in the parade ends on Monday, Nov. 27. People can register for the parade by filling out a form online at middletownmainstreet.com. There is limited space available and participants are chosen on a first come, first serve basis.