Saturday Dec 06 2008 comments Sutter Street Tree Lighting By: Telegraph Photography by Philip Wood -A +A Philip Wood/The TelegraphFolsom city council member Kerri Howell, center, enjoys laugh on stage before the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Historic Folsom Friday night. Philip Wood/The TelegraphFolsom's Journey Church choir sings Christmas carols before the lighting of the tree in Historic Folsom Friday night. Philip Wood/The TelegraphThe Folsom High School Chamber Choir sings Christmas carols before the lighting of the tree Friday night in Historic Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphTV Weatherman Dave Bender, center, counts down with the crowd the seconds before the tree is lit Friday night in Historic Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphThe Stage Nine cast entertain the gathering of nearly 5,000 people in Historic Folsom before the tree lighting with song. Philip Wood/The TelegraphFolsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim Pelly addresses the crowd of nearly 5,000 before the tree lighting Friday night in Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphIce skater Melanie Hern performs Friday night in Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphMichelle Li, 10, skated before the crowds at the ice skating rink Friday night in Historic Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphIce Skater Melanie Hern, 16, of Shingle Springs entertained spectators Friday night on Sutter Street. Philip Wood/The TelegraphAround 5,000 lights were put on this year's Christmas tree in Historic Folsom. Philip Wood/The TelegraphSanta listens to Ryeen Thompson, 4, left, tell him what she wants for Christmas, while her sister, Rylee, right, 4, waits her turn.