Fortunately, this afternoon's rain didn't put a damper to the tree lighting festivities in the city of progress.
More than 500 residents and visitors alike jammed the Enterprise Recreational Complex on Highway 167 North.
School choirs performed, and anticipation built over the expected arrival of St. Nick from his residence in the North Pole.
Santa was quoted as saying the moderate temps here in the wiregrass were more to his liking than the sub-zero mercury readings in his hometown.
Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell along with a delegation of children helped to light this year's tree which can be found illuminated through early next year.
Santa liked his visit so much here in enterprise that he plans to make a second visit on Christmas Eve.