Saturday Dec 06 2008 comments Sutter Street Tree Lighting By: Telegraph Photography by Philip Wood -A +A Folsom city council member Kerri Howell, center, enjoys laugh on stage before the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Historic Folsom Friday night. Folsom's Journey Church choir sings Christmas carols before the lighting of the tree in Historic Folsom Friday night. The Folsom High School Chamber Choir sings Christmas carols before the lighting of the tree Friday night in Historic Folsom. TV Weatherman Dave Bender, center, counts down with the crowd the seconds before the tree is lit Friday night in Historic Folsom. The Stage Nine cast entertain the gathering of nearly 5,000 people in Historic Folsom before the tree lighting with song. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim Pelly addresses the crowd of nearly 5,000 before the tree lighting Friday night in Folsom. Ice skater Melanie Hern performs Friday night in Folsom. Michelle Li, 10, skated before the crowds at the ice skating rink Friday night in Historic Folsom. Ice Skater Melanie Hern, 16, of Shingle Springs entertained spectators Friday night on Sutter Street. Around 5,000 lights were put on this year's Christmas tree in Historic Folsom. Santa listens to Ryeen Thompson, 4, left, tell him what she wants for Christmas, while her sister, Rylee, right, 4, waits her turn.