Wednesday Dec 07 2011 comments Community comes out for tree lighting ceremony -A +A Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldPhotos by Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldThe Parker Whitney Community Choir lead a singalong during last Saturday?s Christmas tree lighting festivities on Front Street. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldSpringview School's Jazz Band warmed up Saturday's festivities with a selection of holiday tunes. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldSanta arrived at Saturday?s Front Street festivities riding atop a Rocklin Fire Department truck. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldBubba Blair (portrayed by Sidney Willes)and J. Parker Whitney (played Smokey Basset) participated in Saturday's festivities. The charactrs are members of the Living History Program through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sidney?s skunk, Odiferous, is no longer harmful. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldHorse-drawn wagon rides were offered to festival-goers. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldA small petting zoo was set up for the entertainment of younger guests at Saturday's festival. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldOne of the hottest attractions on Saturday was the open fire at the MS Clark Roofing Company. Enjoying the warmth, from left, were Nikki Tucker, Mitchell Collins and Kayla Rickett. Daryl Stinchfield/Placer HeraldMembers of The Crossroads Community Church presented a live nativity scene during Saturday's community festival.