The first weekend of December seems to be the unofficial kickoff for holiday events around Milwaukee as tree lightings and holiday displays are all aglow.
In Milwaukee's Third Ward, Christmas in the Ward kicked off with Mayor Tom Barrett and Santa lighting the tree. Santa even brought some of his reindeer including Prancer so they could get a warm-up in before Christmas.
In Wauwatosa, the Holiday Train is getting ready to roll into town. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be there at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. It also rolls into Milwaukee on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sturtevant at 5:35 p.m.