For the past four years, members of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce have had to cope with rain on the night they light a community Christmas tree.
They have had drizzle, showers, and at least one cold downpour.
This year will be different, organizer Pete Rush said last week as he stood under a roof and watched rain soak the tree.
In past years, the weather has probably kept attendance down, Rush said. Last year, about 400 people braved a cold rain to listen to music, drink hot chocolate, and welcome Santa.
"This year, we're going to have either a clear day or snow," he said. "There will be no rain."