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Vanessa Williams was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Leadership Niagara Awards at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.

Vanessa Williams will perform Wednesday night following a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

Wednesday’s event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to Seneca Square, in front of the casino at 310 Fourth St.

Attendees can enjoy cookies, cocoa, Santa & Mrs. Claus, singing, Buffalo Sabres’ Sabretooth, and some sweet dogs from the SPCA of Niagara visiting from the shelter.

Seneca officials will offer remarks at 5:45 p.m. followed by the flipping of the switch on the casino’s Christmas tree and then a performance by Williams, the multi-talented singer, actress and model.

The community event is free and open to the public.

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