The City of Flint is gearing up for the holidays with a kickoff of holiday festivities this Friday.

Mlive is reporting that Mayor Karen Weaver is inviting the whole community to enjoy the holidays with a Tree Lighting Ceremony/Holiday Kick Off event on Friday, December 2nd from 4:30-6 p.m.

The event will include music and refreshments with the tree being lit with blue and red lights to honor local law enforcement and firefighters.