City Hall Tree-Lighting Ceremony Is Tomorrow Night
Christmas trees have been lit all over the city, but there’s one biggie that still remains dark: the one at City Hall. That will all change tomorrow night when the City holds its 21st annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony.
The shebang begins at 6 p.m. and lasts till 7:56, when Mayor Nutter will turn on the lights on the 35-foot-tall Norway Spruce. In the middle there will be musical performances by folks like R&B singer Estelle (“American Boy”), The Children of the Arts Youth Choir, tenor Justin Gonzalez, violinist Emmanuel Houndo and more.
Here’s the complete schedule. All events are taking place in the City Hall Courtyard.
- 6 p.m.: Pre-programming begins
- 7 p.m.: Official tree-lighting program begins at 7 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m.: Televised live by 6ABC begins at 7:30 p.m.
- About 7:55 p.m.: Countdown to the official lighting of tree by Mayor Nutter, City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell and guests
- About 7:56 p.m.: Holiday Tree Lighting
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