The City of Cypress hosted its 47th annual Holiday Sing on Thursday, Dec. 11. It was a great evening filled with holiday songs performed by Cypress Recreation & Community Services Kids Corner Preschool classes, Grace Christian School Choir, St. Irenaeus Parish School, and Oxford Academy Advanced Girls Ensemble. A special guest from the North Pole, Santa Claus himself, made a special appearance at the event and helped Mayor Rob Johnson gear up the community for the holidays.The event also included cookie decorating, letters to Santa and holiday cards to veterans and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Youth Action Committee sold a delicious dinner for families to enjoy. Boy Scout Troop 673 sold mistletoe this year.The cities of Cypress and La Palma Youth Action Committee, Cypress High School and Oxford Academy Key Club volunteers assisted throughout the event. The night also included people partaking in the “Spark of Love Toy Drive” to help brighten up families festivities this holiday. New this year to the event was a sled run, it actually snowed in Cypress! There also was a new winter games area that families could enjoy.