Mount Carroll ready for the holiday season

Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce is holding a variety of activities Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in celebration of the holiday season, beginning with the Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, on the Courthouse lawn, which attracted a large crowd last year. The tree lighting ceremony will include holiday music by Barn Ratz, a special appearance by Santa Claus, a hot cocoa stand and more. Other Chamber-sponsored holiday events in Mount Carroll include the Christmas Walk, holiday shopping at the Kraft Building and the Tour of Lights.