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New Haven Tree Lighting Celebration

Time: December 4, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm
Location: New Haven Green
Street: Church Street and Elm Street
City/Town: New Haven
Website or Map:…
Phone: 203-946-7172
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Kim Futrell
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2014

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Event Description

Celebrate the Holiday Season

COME JOIN THE FESTIVITIES with Mayor Harp on the New Haven Green Thursday, December 4 at the city's annual Tree Lighting. The  family event kicks off the New Haven holiday season. This free celebration hosted by WTNH/My TV9's Gil Simmons and Ronald McDonald features live performances and horse drawn carriage rides. Children can visit with Santa, hop on the carousel or Alpine Safari (mechanical animals),  visit the New Haven Free Public Library Bookmobile and enjoy holiday crafts. While downtown visit some of the city's award winning restaurants or grab a meal onsite: Lunchbox 23, The Cheese Truck, Jacks Concessions, Buns on the Run, and for that sweet tooth The Cannoli Truck and Elm City Kettle Corn. 

The New Haven Tree Lighting Celebration is presented by the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism and Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees. Sponsored by Peoples United Bank. Santa's House sponsored by Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

Schedule of Events
Children's Activities
4:00pm - 8:00pm Carousel, Mini-Cars, Horse-drawn Carriage rides, Alpine Safari, holiday crafts
4:00pm - 8:00pm Visits with Santa (line closes at 7:30pm)

Main Stage  
4:45pm - 4:55pm Unity Boys Choir
5:00pm - 5:10pm St. Aedan/St. Brendan Angel Choir
5:10pm - 5:20pm Wilbur Cross High School Chorus
5:30pm - 5:40pm All City Honors Chorus
6:00pm - 6:10pm Brennan Rogers Chorus
6:10pm - 6:20pm NMS Percussion Ensemble

*rain/snow date: Friday, December 5

Take a photo with one of the costumed characters or a visit with Santa (sponsored by Yale New Haven Children's Hospital).

Volunteers are always welcome. For more information contact (203) 946-7172.

Rain date: Friday, December 5

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