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6. City News Releases 2019

Posted on: November 20, 2019

Usher in the holiday season Saturday with Mayor’s Tree Lighting


Please join Mayor Ken McClure and friends Saturday evening on Park Central Square to usher in the holiday season with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with the tree lighting occurring at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include performances by several local and regional artists: Studio Vie Dancers; Springfield Little Theatre YES Troupe, Springfield Regional Opera’s soprano soloist Jennifer Forni; scenes from “The Nutcracker,” by Springfield Ballet and many more holiday classics.

Enjoy free hot chocolate (while supplies last) and free carriage rides at the square 6-9 p.m. Jordan Valley Ice Park will provide free ice skating 6:30-8:30 p.m. Skate rental is $3, or you may bring your own ice skates.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance in the show and pose for photos 7:30-9 p.m. at History Museum on the Square, along with several costumed characters, including winter princesses.

Mayor McClure, Police Major Greg Higdon and Fire Chief David Pennington will read from “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” in Park Central Library at 7:45, 8 and 8:15 p.m. Children in attendance at the readings will be given a free copy of the book to take home, courtesy of the Mayor’s Commission on Children.


For more information, please contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.

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