The holiday season has arrived in Des Plaines. The trees in downtown are draped in white lights, restaurants are decked out for the season and a small forest of trees has been placed in the center of Metropolitan Square. This weekend will be filled with music, merriment and maybe even an appearance by Santa. Friday evening Metropolitan Square will be filled with school children and families as they decorate the trees in the square and prepare for the tree lighting ceremony. For ideas on ornaments and garland to make with your family try Christmas Fun, Christmas Crafts, or Christmas Decorations Kids Can Make. Saturday and Sunday enjoy roasted chestnuts while on a horse drawn sleigh ride or munch on baked goods while waiting in line to see Santa at the Des Plaines Park District and Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce's Lake Wonderland . Don't miss our very own Singing Librarians put a special twist on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Have a wonderful holiday season!