City of West Linn to host community tree lighting
Haven't had a chance to mail Santa your wish list yet this year? Tell him in person Friday, Dec. 6 at the community tree lighting at City Hall.
The City of West Linn Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 18th annual Community Tree Lighting and Celebration, which will feature not only the lighting of the community tree, but warm drinks and treats, cookie decorating, and the big man himself, Santa Claus.
The evening will also include entertainment by the Corner Church Children's Choir.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:15 p.m. via an antique fire truck with a crew from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
While most of the festivities will be outside, young attendees are invited to warm up inside City Hall while waiting to visit and take a picture with Santa. Refuge from the cold will also be provided by the heated crafting tent.
Parks and Rec Director Ken Warner said about 400 or 500 people attended last year's tree lighting and he expects a similar turnout on Friday.
"For our community it's the start of the season," Warner said. "For 18 years, families have kicked off the holiday season with tree lighting, the festivities,the cookie decorating and visitng with Santa Claus."
The City will be collecting donations of non-perishable foods and unwrapped presents for the West Linn Food Pantry. The food pantry has said gifts for teenagers are especially needed.
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