Saturday, November 28, 2009

City of New Haven Tree Lighting!

After posting about the Upper State Street Tree Lighting, I thought I'd better find out when New Haven is having their annual tree lighting. It's a good thing I did, because it is this week!

The City of New Haven will present its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on the historic Green Thursday, December 3. The free family-fun event kicks off downtown’s holiday season at 5:30pm with live performances by Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, Fair Haven School and Unity Boys Choir. The program will be co-hosted by WTNH News Channel 8/MyTV 9’s own Gil Simmons and Desiree Fontaine. Santa, Ronald McDonald and other special guests will lend a hand to illuminate the tree.

From 4-8pm there will be a host of free activities for children to enjoy– carousel rides, tug & train rides, letter writing to Santa with an express mail box for deliveries to the North Pole and the opportunity to be part of the “Alpine Safari” by riding on one of four mechanical animals, free of charge. There will also be holiday crafts, popcorn and free hayrides around the Green for all to enjoy. After the tree is lit, children can visit and take photos with Santa until 7:30PM.

For more information, click here.

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