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Join the City of New Haven and Wells Fargo for the city's annual lighting of the tree on downtown's historic Green Thursday, December 1 from 4-8pm.
The event is the City's traditional kick-off to the holiday season and is free for the entire family. Enjoy a host of family oriented activities including live musical performances, carousel rides, ferris wheel, holiday crafts and horse drawn carriage rides. Check out a book at the New Haven Free Public Library Readmobile. Bring your cameras and take a photo with Rudolph, Olaf or other costumed characters. Children can visit and take a photo with Santa.* Grab a bite to eat from one of the on site food trucks (Caseus Cheese Truck, Sugar Bakery, YACK and Spuds Your Way).
The evening's live performances include:
Conte/West Hills Choir
Betsy Ross Magnet School Choir
Wayfarer Ministries Choir
Fair Haven Pre-K8 School Choir
Toys for Tots and Connecticut Food Bank will be on site to receive toy and food donations. Donate gently used coats to those in need this winter. Donations can be delivered to Wells Fargo at 201 Church Street.
The Tree Lighting Celebration (flyer) is presented in collaboration with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees plays a part of the city's larger holiday celebration featuring decorated storefronts, other festive activities. Tree sponsored by Wells Fargo. Petting zoo Sponsored by Town Green Special Services District.tree16_8.5x11_rev.pdf