Tree lighting set for Dec. 1 at Thomas Center
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:12 p.m.
The city's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Thomas Center.
The free event will run from 6-8 p.m. and will feature caroling by the Singers of the Reformation and the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, as well as holiday music on the hammered dulcimer and autoharp by Jim and Joyce Lillquist of the Gypsy Guerrilla Band.
The heart of the celebration is the holiday decorations on the giant tree and around the building, which are annually provided by the Thomas Center Associates.
Santa will be on hand to visit with the children and local Miss Florida USA titleholders will return to deck the halls with their annual appearance. Light refreshments will be served.
Carriage rides provided by the Duckpond Neighborhood Association will be available and will tour the historic Duck Pond area for its annual luminaries display. The 15-minute rides are $6 for adults and $1 for children and are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 6-9:45 p.m.
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