Redlands Christmas tree

The city of Redlands Christmas tree will be lit= on Friday, Nov. 19.

The city of Redlands will again light up the holiday season when members of the Redlands City Council throw the switch to light the Historic Downtown and Redlands Civic Center with holiday lights.

The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Ed Hales Park, at Fifth and East State streets.

However, the fun will ­start even earlier, beginning at 5 p.m. with carolers and other live music, free hot cocoa, a bounce house, painting and photos with Santa Claus and his sleigh.

At 6 p.m. council members will flip a switch lighting the holiday tree and all of East State Street from Orange Street to Redlands Boulevard in the Historic Downtown area.