WEST PEORIA (HOI) -- A newfound tradition is staying on track this year.
In 2019, the inaugural 'Tree Lighting Ceremony' at Peoria City Hall allowed the local community to welcome in the holiday season with some sweet treats and music.
Mayor Jim Dillion wanted to keep the tradition going, despite the pandemic.
"This has kind of been a bad year, a sad year. So we thought, by lighting the tree and inviting the community to come up... there might be a bright spot, " said Mayor Dillion.