Hundreds of Loudouners gathered at the Village at Leesburg on Saturday evening to ring in the season with carolers, games, and of course Santa Claus.

The Village of Leesburg’s annual tree lighting brought carriage rides, fire-rescue equipment, gingerbread house making, games, vendors, and Santa and Mrs. Claus to the village center. And once again, despite cold temperatures, people crowded in to see the village’s five-story tree light up.

The event also brought in donations for Toys for Tots.