The Zachary community is invited to kick off the holiday season by attending the annual Christmas in the Village celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Zachary Historical District on Virginia Street. This year’s event is themed around the popular Disney film “Frozen.”

The Historical Village will feature new synchronized light displays, 5 tons of snow, holiday musical performances, arts and crafts booths, “Frozen” playing on the big screen, a visit from Santa and “Frozen” characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf, and gourmet food trucks.

Performances by local dance studios, school choirs and area church groups are scheduled throughout the night.

Mayor David Amrhein will kick things off at 6 p.m. when he lights the town tree — a 28-foot Christmas fir adorned with 7,200 LED lights that twinkle and “dance” to the beat of holiday music.

“Our goal is to re-create the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas at the North Pole, and one of the best ways to do that is by bringing in snow,” Zachary spokeswoman Sharon Phillips said. “Children will be able to play in the man-made snow and build a snowman.”

Zachary has partnered with BREC to feature “Frozen” on a large portable movie screen behind the Zachary Police Department on Virginia Street, Phillips said.

Arts and crafts vendors will feature everything from holiday crafts, art, woodworking and handmade jewelry to candles, crocheted items and desserts.