Escorted by Santa Monica police on mounted horse patrol, acrobats, trumpeters and holiday carolers, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will scoot down the Third Street Promenade Saturday in a vintage fire truck ahead of downtown's tree lighting.
The mall is staging the first of Santa Monica's holiday tree lightings.
Santa's flashy procession down the Promenade starts at 5:30 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard. The tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m.
Cimorelli—six singing sisters who gained popularity with young teens on YouTube—are scheduled to perform during the ceremony. Other entertainers include season 8 American Idol contestant Ann Marie Boskovich and the Ace of Hearts Dickens Carolers.