Parks and Recreation
Meridian Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Meridian Christmas Tree
Friday, November 30th, 2012
The 2012 Meridian Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 30th at Generations Plaza (Main and Idaho). The Ceremony will begin at 6:30pm, but show up early for a special showing of the cartoon "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" at 6:00pm. Co-Emcees Brad Hoaglun, Meridian CIty Council President, and Carolyn Holly of KTVB Idaho's News Channel 7 will lead a magical evening that will include free donuts from Krispy Kreme, free hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks, performances from local school choirs, the announcing of the Chirstmas essay contest winners, free carriage rides, a visit from a very special guest and, of course, the lighting of the City's Christmas Tree. The Marines Toys for Tots will also be in attendance so don't forget your unwrapped gift to donate. Please join us to celebrate the start of the Christmas season!
Don't forget to attend two other great Christmas events! The Children's Winterland Festival will be held on Saturday December 1st from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Meridian Community Center. Later that evening at 7:30pm, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra will perform their Christmas Concert in the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center. Visit www.meridiansymphony.org for ticket information.
Download the 2012 Meridian Christmas Tree Lighting Flyer Here!
Thank you to our event sponsors
Meridian Christmas Tree Lighting Timeline
6:00pm - The cartoon "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" begins.
6:30pm - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins with a performance by School Choir TBD.
6:40pm - Introductions and welcoming message from Brad Hoaglun and Carolyn Holly.
6:45pm - Performance by School Choir TBD.
6:55pm - Announcing of the Christmas Essay Contest Winners and the reading of the winning essay.
7:05pm - Performance by School Choir TBD.
7:15pm - Our guest of honor arrives and helps count down the lighting of Meridian's Christmas Tree!
After Ceremony - Kids may visit with Santa and free carriage rides will be available.