Behind the scenes look at Peekskill's very merry country Christmas

News 12 got a behind the scenes look into one of the Hudson Valley's biggest holiday celebrations of the year -- a very merry country Christmas in Peekskill.

Come Saturday, local country star and international performer Jessica Lynn will take center stage at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater to help collect presents for Toys for Tots.

Lynn tells News 12 she'll be performing the most popular holiday songs surrounded by dancers and choir members.

"To make it extra special, aside from everybody coming together to do something really great, the first time I ever performed in a band when I was 13 years old was on the stage," says Lynn. "So to travel the world and then come back and sell out a show here it's just really, really cool for me."

Ushers at the theater will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots.

Steven Topilnycky, of Toys for Tots, says so far the organization is on track to bring holiday cheer to close to 20,000 children.