Poulin Electric employees Eddie Peterson of Nahant, above, and Dave Hill of Danvers hang bows on the Christmas tree at the head of Lynn Common. (Spenser Hasak)
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Lynn decorates for the holidays

LYNN — The Department of Public Works began preparing the downtown area for Christmas this week, putting together the nativity scene and hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree on the Commons. 

To mark the start of the Christmas season, City Hall, the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lynn Cultural District are partnering to host a festival of lights event in Central Square on Monday night from 4 to 6 p.m. 

There will be a tree and menorah lighting at 5:15 p.m., and the Salvation Army will be serving hot chocolate and coffee. 

The St. Mary's choir will be there performing,…

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