The city is readying plans for its annual holiday lighting ceremony, which is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 23 on the Waltham Common. Joining the festivities hosted by Mayor Jeannette McCarthy will be the Waltham High School Show Choirs, singing popular holiday songs. Santa’s mailbox will be set up so children can send their holiday letters and wish lists, and Santa will be inside City Hall to pose for photos with visitors. Families should bring their own cameras.

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