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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from first- and second-grade students, will signal the start of the holiday season by lighting a 33-foot Norway spruce, located in Jordan Valley Park, east of the Mediacom Ice Park at the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The musical tree and surrounding park will be lit up with thousands of lights. Hundreds of school-aged children are expected to attend the tree-lighting ceremony, which will include live music, a visit from Santa Claus and other celebrity guests, including Batman with his Batmobile, everyone’s favorite winter princesses, Cardinal mascot Louie and the Danger Rangers, among others. Photo opportunities will be available with Santa and the celebrity guests. Come take a selfie with Santa! Santa’s mailbox (a decked-out mailbox provided by the U.S. Postal Service) returns, on-site Saturday night only, for children to send their letters to Santa. The ice park, located at 635 E. Trafficway, will again offer free ice skating, 7-8 p.m. that evening. Skate rental is $2.50. Free parking is available at Mediacom Ice Park and Hammons Field. Convenient parking is also available for a fee at the Jordan Valley Car Park on Trafficway. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), [email protected]Download full Festival of Lights calendar (PDF)
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