It's officially the holiday season in Hub City.
On Friday night, the city held its annual tree lighting ceremony, presented by New Brunswick City Market.
Despite a constant drizzle, residents enjoyed holiday music and dances and voted for their favorite chili during the fifth annual Chili Cook Off.
The festivities will continue throughout the month, with free horse-drawn carriage rides to be offered on Dec. 14-15 and 21-22.
Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., carriages will pick up riders at the Heldrich hotel, 10 Livingston Ave., and the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, 2 Albany St., for a tour of downtown New Brunswick.
Were you at the tree lighting? Check out our photos from the event, and upload your own to our gallery!
For more information on holiday happenings in New Brunswick, visit www.newbrunswick.com/entertainment.