Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2020 Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the Holiday season will be held on Friday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. in front of Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue. There will be a special performance by the Calumet College of St. Joseph Dance Team and The Hammond Academy of Performing Arts Singers. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served while supplies last. For those planning on attending in person, we ask that you please wear a mask and social distance. This event will also be aired on Facebook Live for those who cannot join us in person. Please call 219.853-6301 or 219.853-6378 if you have any questions.