Submitted by City of Tumwater

Looking for free holiday fun for the whole family and a chance to see Santa without that harrowing drive to the North Pole? Join Tumwater Parks & Recreation for the 16th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 8, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Tumwater Fire Station and City Hall.

Enjoy community and school choir performances, decorate cookies, meet Miss Thurston County 2019 Brielle Bryan, enter raffles to win prizes, and watch the ceremonial tree lighting. After the tree has been lit, don’t miss the special visit from Santa Claus who will arrive on an antique fire truck to share some holiday cheer (and maybe a candy cane or two)!

Event Schedule and Choir Line-up:

2:00 p.m.: Old Town Center Senior Choir Directed by Brenda O’Gorman
2:30 p.m.: Tumwater High School Noteables Directed by Rachel Landowski 3:00pm: Bush Middle School Choir Directed by Ben McDonald
3:30 p.m.: Tumwater Hill Marimba Band Directed by Heather Stoker
4:00 p.m.: Black Lake Elementary Choir Directed by Suzanne Grimm
4:30 p.m.: Peter G. Schmidt Elementary 5th Grade Choir Directed by Marie Williams
5:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting followed by Santa’s Arrival!

Free event presented by the City of Tumwater. Thank you to our sponsors: Olympia Federal Savings, Tumwater Downtown Association, The Olympian, Hanson Motors, Heritage Bank, Northstar Church, Toyota of Olympia, and evergreenDIRECT Credit Union.

For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation: (360) 754-4160. More Details available on the City of Tumwater website.

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