Desert Hot Springs holiday tree lighting tonight

People asked to bring unwrapped toys for the city's Christmas Store

Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Anchor, thomas.tucker@cbslocal2.com
POSTED: 11:07 AM PST Nov 30, 2012    UPDATED: 07:26 PM PST Nov 29, 2012 
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. -

Desert Hot Springs will hold its annual holiday treelighting at 6 p.m. Friday, at the corner of Palm Drive and Pierson Boulevard.

People can bring unwrapped toys -- no stuffed animals -- to donate to the city's Christmas Store, deputy city clerk Kristie Ramos said.

"This is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. There will be live music, caroling and even an appearance by Santa Claus," said George Fisher, president of the city's Community and Cultural Affairs Commission.

For more information on the Christmas Store, call (760) 881-4626.