The Lusby Business Association presents the Lusby Town Center’s 5th annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Lusby Commons Shopping Center.

The community event will include a visit from Santa Claus, who will arrive in grand style courtesy of the Solomons’ Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. Santa, along with local business owners will kick off the holiday season with an official tree lighting of the town’s tree. Other activities include: live music, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and pictures with Santa Claus.

“This event is an opportunity to add a more personal touch in the Lusby Town Center. This event also gives local businesses an opportunity to demonstrate our continued commitment to the community we serve,” said Nance Pretto Simmons, president of the Lusby Business Association.

The Lusby Business Association was founded in 2009 for the purposes of providing a local forum for businesses in Lusby, Maryland to strategize and partner with fellow local businesses to improve and stabilize the local economy by participating in collaborative endeavors. The LBA seeks to promote public awareness on the importance and value of buying local to improve the vitality of businesses in Lusby.

The event is free and open to the public. The tree lighting is courtesy of the Lusby Business Association, the SYB Optimist Club, Solomons’ Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, and local businesses. The town tree will be on display until January 1, 2015. For information on the tree lighting or the Lusby Business Association visit www.shoplusby.com or email info@shoplusby.com