Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting

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On November 18, Downtown Springfield offered a free Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show filled with hot cocoa, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and children mailing off letters to St. Nick. They then topped it off with Luke Cooksey and Springfield Little Theater giving a live performance. This is only the beginning as the tree is preparing to be lit by Santa and Mrs. Claus with the help of first and second graders.

The day started out cold and rainy but began to clear up as the event began. The event started out with the Mayor speaking and continued with beautiful live music from Dino Kartsonakis. As all this was happening, hot cocoa and jingle bell bracelets were being handed out. After that costume characters and children from the Elf Jr. musical were being welcomed down the red carpet. Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Cinderella, Batman and last but not least, Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in a horse-drawn carriage. After that, there was a live performance from the cast of Elf Jr. Finally, at Santa’s command, children rang their bell and the tree was lit.

Towards the end of the event, Jesse from the Silver Dollar City Saloon performed Alone on Christmas. Afterward, families hurried over to the library just outside the square and heard the Sheriff and the Mayor read the Night Before Christmas. That wrapped up this magical and glorious event.

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Gabby Burgess, Staff Writer/Leadership Team

Gabby is a 13 year-old girl in the 8th grade and a proud Cherokee Indian. She lives with her mom, dad, and is the oldest of 3 children; her younger brothers...

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4 Responses to “Springfield Christmas Tree Lighting”

  1. Evan Reinert on December 13th, 2017 2:25 pm

    Awesome

  2. daniel parker on December 14th, 2017 8:17 am

    I liked how it was short but it explained every thing also those were great pictures.

  3. Mackenzie Rouse on December 14th, 2017 2:11 pm

    i realy like that we have a Christmas tree lighting seramony even if it isn’t anything big.

  4. Joel Sharpsteen on January 8th, 2018 1:50 pm

    Who is Luke Cooksey?

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