NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven started the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting, holiday village and more.

The big kickoff was on Nov. 30, when News 8 will broadcasted the lighting of this year’s Christmas tree on the New Haven Green.

Families came out to pack the green to count down to when the lights were turned on. There were also rides and local vendors.

Watch the full event in the player below:

The New Haven Holiday Village on the Green will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 30, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2. The event will also host a Toys for Tots drive.

The New Haven menorah lighting will be at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 on the Green.

The Westville Shop Small, Anti-Mall Holiday Market will be from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 9.

The Kwanzaa kinara lighting will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 26 at New Haven City Hall.

The Fantasy of Lights drive-thru holiday light show will happen in the early evening through Dec. 31 at Lighthouse Point Park.