For the 25th year, a Christmas tree will stay lit on the corner of Mulberry and College to raise awareness for abused children.

The annual Realities for Children NightLights blue Christmas tree was illuminated for 2019 on Sunday evening. A ceremony for the lighting event brought hundreds out — especially because this year featured a brand new tree. The event featured the local bands HoldFast and Emma Marie, as well as the Ridgeview Classical School's Madrigal Singers, and served food, cookies, and drinks from area businesses.

Realities for Children Tree Lighting Event

The nonprofit organization is attempting to raise $250,000 during this campaign.

Check out the photos from the lighting ceremony below.