This Friday December 2nd, there will be a free holiday tree lighting event. From the event page:
Join Monroe Street Market for the first ever community tree lighting event on Friday, December 2nd!
Enjoy festive musical performances, free kids activities including face painting and crafts, food & drink offerings, photos with Santa and more. (You can even bring your pets for photos with Santa!)
Event will be held on the Cornerstone Plaza, near Busboys & Poets.