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Free holiday fun at O’Fallon’s festive Tree Lighting Ceremony

Start the holidays off with the official lighting of the tree, a visit from Santa, holiday games, choral music and more,, free, at O'Fallon's Tree Lighting Ceremony November 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Ring in the official start of the holiday season at O’Fallon’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be held from 6–8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, family activities and visits with Santa are free. Concessions and other items will be available for purchase.

The ceremony kicks off with families joining O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy, in counting down to the illumination of a huge Christmas tree in the City Hall Rotunda, followed by cheering the arrival of Santa. The evening’s festivities include live choral music, holiday games and crafts, visits with Santa and other holiday characters (be sure to bring your camera!), and City Train rides (weather permitting). Vendors will sell holiday decorations, crafts and gifts.

In the spirit of holiday giving, everyone is asked to please bring canned or boxed goods and personal care items to donate to local food pantries. Families that donate are eligible to receive a commemorative City of O’Fallon ornament while supplies last.

Families also are invited to bring new winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks to decorate the “Giving Tree” in the lobby. The items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Volunteers are needed to help with this family-oriented event. Please contact Volunteer Services at 636-379-5507, or volunteer@ofallon.mo.us. Or, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer.

 

For more information about the Tree Lighting Ceremony, call 636-379-5614 or email mseymour@ofallon.mo.us.

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