Main Street Tree Lighting Tradition Continues

Fri, 11/25/2005 - 10:01am
By: The Citizen

Bundle up the kids and grab your mittens for Fayetteville’s thirteenth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sat., Dec. 3. The public is invited to gather at Heritage Park, with festivities scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. The traditional lighting of the tree will be followed by complimentary carriage rides with Santa.

Heritage Park will be transformed into a Dickens Christmas Village complete with characters right from the book. The event will kick off with performances by Carla’s Dance Factory, Heritage Christian Church, New Vision Community Church, Christ Church at White Water, the Fayette Idol winner and The Joseph Sams School.

The Honorable Ken Steele will perform the duties of “Master of Ceremonies” as well as Ebenezer Scrooge. Heritage Christian Church is introducing “Tiny Tim’s Celebration of Giving” fundraiser at the event which will benefit The Joseph Sams School. This year’s honored guest, performing the actual “lighting” of the tree, will be Fayetteville’s own Tiny Tim, eight-year-old Emma Lee who is a student from the school.

Coffee, hot chocolate and Georgia chestnuts will be available to help warm everyone during the ceremony. The fun will continue even after the tree is lit with Santa providing free carriage rides until 9 p.m. For further information about the Tree Lighting ceremony, please call 770-461-6029.

Before the event, everyone is invited across the street to a pre-lighting Victorian Christmas open house at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free ornament making demonstrations and goodies for the children will be provided.

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