Towns and cities across the Nutmeg state are gathering their communities to celebrate the holiday season with the traditional lighting of a holiday tree. Some tree lighting celebrations can include free cookies, cocoa and visits from Santa.\u00a0 Here is where you can see holiday tree lightings in CT during the 2022 season: Norwalk will be having its annual Christmas tree lighting, which includes a visit from Santa, at the American Legion on Nov. 27, according to Allevents.\u00a0 The tree lighting will take place at the Town Hall Green on Dec. 3\u00a0and will be immediately followed by the "Winter Whimsy" event, which features a train show, carriage rides and Santa, according to Fairfield's website. Santa Claus will be coming to Greenwich for the tree lighting ceremony on the Town Hall lawn on Dec. 2, according to Greenwich's Facebook page.\u00a0 This six-hour tree lighting celebration on Dec. 3 on the Danbury CityCenter Green will include cookies, carolers, hot chocolate and visits with Santa, according to CityCenter Danbury. Cars equipped with holiday lights will parade through Windham, starting at Memorial Park and ending at Jillson Square on Nov. 25, according to Windham Recreation. The parade will be followed by a tree lighting at Jillson Square.\u00a0 The Milford Arts Council will host a lighting with a "tree" that is made from genuine used lobster traps on Dec. 4 at Lisman's Landing, according to its Facebook page. The first night of Bethlehem\u2019s Christmas Town Festival on the Town Green on Dec. 2 will feature a tree lighting ceremony for the town's 85-foot Christmas tree, according to its website. This tree lighting celebrates its 30th anniversary with caroling at the Gazebo on the Green\u00a0on Nov. 25, according to its Facebook event page. This event at the Branford Town Center on Nov. 26 features a parade and tree lighting, according to its Facebook event page.\u00a0 This tree lighting at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is part of the 37th annual \u201cHoliday on Main Street\u201d celebration. The tree lighting on Nov. 25 will feature popcorn, hot pretzels and free wagon rides, according to its website. The event, sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, includes a visit from Santa, according to Hamlet Hub. It will take place on Nov. 26 on the Village Green.\u00a0 This tree lighting event at 1 West Main Street in Waterbury will feature horse and carriage rides, Santa visits, Christmas carols, popcorn balls, hot chocolate, donuts and live music on Nov. 27. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food product to donate will receive one free hot dog, according to Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary.\u00a0 The Bridgeport tree lighting ceremony takes place at the McLevy Green on Nov. 29, according to Bridgeport's Facebook page. This holiday event on Wethersfield\u2019s Main Street on Dec. 1 will feature a tree lighting, fire jugglers, food vendors, caroling, visits from Santa, wagon rides and more, according to the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce's website.\u00a0 New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman will join Santa and other characters like Rudolph and The Grinch to\u00a0rappel from 22 stories above the city, starting at Landmark Square and Latham Park, on Dec. 4,\u00a0according to Stamford Downtown. Once they land on solid ground, Santa will make his way up Bedford Street to Latham Park for the city\u2019s tree lighting.\u00a0 This tree lighting takes place on the New Haven Green on Dec. 1, according to Allevents. The 3rd-grade choir from John S. Martinez School will be performing.\u00a0 The Trumbull tree lighting will feature live Christmas music by the Madison Middle School Band and the Trumbull Youth Association. It will take place at Trumbull Town Hall on Dec. 2, according to Trumbull's website. Guests at this tree lighting on Dec. 3 on the Stepney Green will be able to enjoy cider and donuts, according to the Save Our Stepney Task Force Facebook page. This event at Water\u2019s Edge Resort on Dec. 3 is open to the public and will feature pictures with Santa, a tree lighting, cookie decorating and free Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and coffee, according to Water\u2019s Edge Resort's website. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served at Veterans Memorial Park during the Community Tree Lighting on Dec. 2, according to Celebrate Shelton. This annual parade and tree lighting event features visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice carving, crafts and "reindeer food," s\u2019mores at the bonfire, performances, horse-drawn carriage rides and refreshments. It will take place on Dec. 4 on the Westbrook Town Green, according to its Facebook page. New London is kicking off the holiday season with a tree lighting at Parade Plaza on Nov. 25, according to a press release by the City of New London. The event will include musical performances by The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Latino Children Choir and Krystalia Arroyo.\u00a0 314 Beer Garden will be hosting a tree lighting, ugly sweater party and toy drive on Dec. 2, according to its Facebook page. Caloroso Eatery & Bar is hosting a tree lighting that aims to benefit Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 and The Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Clubs, on Nov. 29,\u00a0 according to its Facebook page. This tree lighting event at Putnam Rotary Park on Nov. 25 will feature hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, candy and a visit from Santa on a firetruck, according to Discover Putnam.\u00a0 This tree lighting event on Dec. 9 at 8 Meeting House Lane will feature live music, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa and Rudolph, according to Madison's website.\u00a0 This tree lighting at 462 Oxford Road on Dec. 2 will feature a visit from Santa, according to Oxford's Facebook page. The town will also collect toys and non-perishable food donations.