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2005 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/29/05

Come to downtown Coral Gables on Friday, December 2, for an evening of music and fun as the City officially kicks off the 2005 holiday season.

This year’s tree lighting festivities include caroling, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, food, a trackless train ride, and pictures with Santa.

Here is a lineup of the activities you won’t want to miss:

  • Fun and Games
  • 5-10 p.m. – Trackless train, carnival games and rides, face painting, caricature artist, arts & crafts, bounce houses, bungee jump stations, giant slide.
  • Music and More
  • 5-6 p.m. – Performances by local talent
  • 6-7 p.m. – Actors’ Playhouse performances
  • 7:15 – 8 p.m. – Actors’ Playhouse Musical Miracles Choir
  • 8-9 p.m. – Games and prizes
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 7-7:15 p.m. – Welcome by Mayor Don Slesnick, recognition of City Commission, Santa arrives, holiday tree lighting.
  • 7:30-10 p.m. – Pictures with Santa

Merrick Park is located across from City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way. For everyone’s safety, Biltmore Way and Andalusia Avenue will be closed from Noon to Midnight in connection with the event. For more information, call Asst. Parks & Recreation Director Fred Couceyro at 305-460-5620.

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