As Downtown Alive wraps up it's Fall season, it also kicks off the Christmas season with the annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree. The final Downtown Alive will happen November 23rd beginning at 5:30, with a performance by The Pine Leaf Boys at Parc Sans Souci. This free event is also a fundraiser for Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.