Santa Claus is coming to Killeen Friday, December 2 for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting, and there will be plenty of free fun for the whole family.

The lighting event is happening at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 East Veterans Memorial Blvd. Santa will arrive at 6 PM to light the 50-food silhouette tree, then stick around to pose for photos and listen to children's Christmas wishes until 8 PM.

There's a free screening of Elf at the amphitheater starting at 8 PM with free cookies and hot cocoa. Bring a chair if you'd like, and don't forget a blanket!

Other free activities include a petting zoo, arts and crafts, a game truck, and live entertainment.