Mark your calendar for one of the town’s most charming events, the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree. Friday, November 24, from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Danville. In its 41st year, the tree lighting has proven not only a tradition for local families but a community favorite. Prepare your shopping list and come to enjoy the Danville Girls Chorus and the San Ramon Valley High School Chorus. Around 6:15 p.m., the magic begins when Father Christmas and the Snow Angel arrive, fairy dust is sprinkled, and the Old Oak Tree is spectacularly illuminated — a joyful and jolly kick off to Danville’s holiday season. Come to enjoy street-corner musicians, strolling along the tree-lined sidewalks, stopping in for dinner or a cocktail at a local eatery, browsing shops and enjoying holiday merriment and goodies such as hot cocoa, cider, and tea provided by Danville’s merchants, who have decked-out their downtown shops with seasonal splendor.