The Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce would like to see Pacific businesses decorate and turn on Christmas lights to coordinate with the Dec. 8 Christmas on the Plaza and Santa Claus parade.

The lights on the Plaza trees and pavilion will be turned on at that time as well.

In its Nov. 16 Friday Update, an email newsletter, Chamber Director Fran Kopsky urged members to decorate their businesses for the holiday season.

Businesses that have lights are urged to turn them on in coordination with the parade.

“Pacific will be full of activity with everyone getting ready to enjoy the holiday season,” Kopsky said.

“Please consider decorating your business windows and outside with lights and holiday décor,” she said. “No matter where your business is located in Pacific you’re part of our community and we’re glad you’re here.”

Christmas on the Plaza with Santa Claus is hosted by the Pacific Partnership. It traditionally kicks off the Christmas holiday shopping season. Jenny Devine chairs the event.

The Santa parade takes place at 6 p.m. and Santa will be available for children’s requests and photos.

Children from Nike and Robertsville schools will perform during Santa’s visit.