Lighting Up the Holidays

Jolene Francis, center, and her sister Mckenzie, both of Ishpeming, pose for photos with NMU's mascot Wildcat Willy during the event. (Journal photos by Rachel Oakley)
Hundreds gathered inside and outside of Northern Michigan University's University Center to meet Santa Claus, sing Christmas carols and watch the lighting of the 50-foot-tall NMU Christmas tree with more than 18 thousand lights during the 30th annual Lighting Up the Holidays event Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 2017. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)