Town of Lakeview is moving its annual tree lighting ceremony from Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Tuesday, Nov. 30 to coincide with this year’s lighted Christmas parade sponsored by the Lakeview High School Honor Society and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
Traditionally the Town of Lakeview has its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1, a way to officially kick off the holiday season in the community. In previous years it has also been held on the same day as the Lakeview Community Partnership Festival of Trees, though this year that will kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
The ceremony will take place near the lighted boots at the intersection of north F and Second streets in Lakeview. Employees from the Town of Lakeview will decorate the tree and Lakeview Mayor Ray Turner will begin the holiday season when he turns on the lights of the tree at approximately 6 p.m., or after the people arrive from the parade. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. It will begin and end at Lakeview High School.
After the tree lighting ceremony children and their families are invited to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the alley next to Town Hall for a photo and for the children to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. At the meet and greet with Santa there will be cookies and hot chocolate.
For more information call 541-947-2020.