TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa kicked off the holiday season on Saturday with the City of Tampa’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony.

8 On Your Side’s own Jennifer Leigh joined City Councilman Guido Maniscalco and Santa Claus for the tree lightning, transforming Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park into a winter wonderland.

Once the trees were lit, the holiday film “Fred Claus” was shown on the big screen.

You can watch the tree lighting in the video player above.