West Milford held its annual Christmas tree lighting on Monday night, Dec. 6, just outside of town hall. There were music, hot cocoa, music and carols. There was, of course, a chance for young and old to share a few moments, and perhaps a request of two, with Santa. And there also was a sense of anticipation for the Big Man in Red’s return to West Milford in two weeks. West Milford Messenger photographer and reporter Patricia Keller captured some of the scenes from the occasion.