City of Amarillo to host tree lighting ceremony

City of Amarillo to host tree lighting ceremony

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The city of Amarillo will rein in the holiday season with their annual tree lighting ceremony.

Although the Center City Electric Light Parade was canceled, children will still get their chance to see Santa and watch the Mayor light the city's Christmas tree.

Santa will arrive at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests will enjoy Christmas cookies and holiday songs.

At about 5:45 p.m., Mayor Paul Harpole and members of the Amarillo City Council will flip the switch to light the tree.

"When we had to cancel the parade a few years ago, we had the tree-lighting ceremony in the Globe-News Center," Beth Duke, Executive Director of Center City, said. "The second floor provided a great vantage point to see the tree in all its glory. We hope families will come and bring their children to visit Santa."

This event is free and open to the public and guests are welcome to bring their own cameras and take photos with Santa from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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