Despite the freezing cold temperatures forcasted for Friday night, the City of Loveland will hold the 12th Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony as planned on December 6.
The event will take place at the Civic Center on the corner of Third Street and Washington Avenue, which is a change in location from previous years when held at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.
The Community Tree Lighting Ceremony is a free annual outdoor event that includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and holiday treat vendors. The ceremony portion of the event will begin promptly at 5:45 pm and features remarks from Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez and City Manager Bill Cahill.
Entertainment will be provided by the Mountain View Presbyterian Church Joyful Ringers bell choir from 5:00 to 5:45 pm and by The Original Dickens Carolers from 6:00 to 6:45 pm. Horse-drawn carriage rides and indoor photo opportunities with Santa will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and hot drinks and sweet treats will be available from a variety of vendors throughout the duration of the event.
Loveland’s House of Neighborly Service will be on-site from 5:00 to 7:00 pm selling glow necklaces and collecting non-perishable goods for a canned food drive. Proceeds from the sale of glow necklaces will benefit House of Neighborly Service.
The Community Tree Lighting celebration is the result of much hard work and planning from several departments within the City of Loveland. For more information on the annual holiday event, please contact the Loveland Museum/Gallery at (970) 962-2410.