Patrons take photos around the Christmas tree Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 on 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, Fla. Thousands came out to celebrate the 38th Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony. This Naples holiday tradition was emceed by local television personality and news anchor for NBC2, Krista Fogelsong. The evening commenced with a performance by the ReCreation Tappers on the Sugden Plaza, followed by a performance by Poinciana Elementary School. The lighting of the Christmas tree was by Mayor John Sorey as well as a visit from Santa Claus. The evening included holiday performances and activities by local acts all along Fifth Avenue South from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.