Town tree lighting and Santa: Updike Park’s the place, the start of a weekend of holiday festivities. The North Kingstown Community Youth Chorus and The Lafayette Band perform. The winner of the best Wickford Village window will also be announced. Guesses? 6 p.m.
Asset Management Commission meeting: Here’s the agenda. At the David R. Burnham Public Works Facility, 2050 Davisville Road. 5:30 p.m.
Groundwater Committee meeting: The agenda (here) includes rainbarrels, clover seed and recycling. At the conference room at Town Hall. 7 p.m.
On Friday …
Santa, by sea: Santa returns by boat to the Town Dock at 5:30 p.m. There will be hayrides with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. starting in the parking lot ($3 donation).
Wickford Festival of Lights Concert: The concert features the Lafayette Band, for audience members of all ages is made possible by a grant from the North Kingstown Arts Council and Centreville Bank. Admission is free. 7:15 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 34 Main St., Wickford.
Living Nativity: Ongoing live Nativity at St. Paul’s Church on Main Street performed by the church youth group. From 6 to 7:30 p.m.