Crowd packs center for Christmas Tree Lighting

Michael Tortorich
The Center Stage Singers perform Thursday night at the annual Gonzales Christmas Tree Lighting in the Civic Center.

Christmas comes to Gonzales early every year. It was standing-room-only Thursday night in the Gonzales Civic Center as droves of people showed up to meet Santa Claus and rock the night away with Center Stage performers at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

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Youngsters with Center Stage perform during the "Holiday to Remember" show.