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Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Payton Segebartt, a 16-month-old Oro Valley resident, takes a closer look at the Oro Valley holiday tree that was lighted Friday night, during the 11th annual holiday tree lighting at Oro Valley Marketplace.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Miss Pima County Kyra Batte, an Ironwood Ridge graduate and Oro Valley resident, right, hosted the tree lighting with Miss Arizona Kathryn Bulkley, left. They shared smiles with Santa at the event.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, The 11th annual Oro Valley Holiday Tree Lighting took place Friday night at Oro Valley Marketplace. Mayor Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, along with hundreds of Oro Valley residents and friends, counted down from 10 to 1. Santa was just around the corner, arriving on a fire truck.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Christine DiMillio, 2 and her brother Jack, 4, decorate wreaths Friday night at Oro Valley Marketplace during the Oro Valley Holiday Tree Lighting event.