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Posted on: November 23, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Annual Lighting of Mayor’s Christmas Tree - December 1

Blue Springs, Mo. – All are invited to the City of Blue Springs’ 2015 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 1. This is a free, family holiday event that will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place outside City Hall at 903 W. Main Street in downtown Blue Springs, Mo.

“This special event draws hundreds of children and families to downtown Blue Springs for a unique holiday experience,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “It’s a wonderful tradition in our community and a great way to celebrate the closeness and the sprit of giving that exists within our city.”

Pete Grigsby, former meteorologist for KMBC Channel 9 and teacher for the Blue Springs School District, will join Mayor Ross as Master of Ceremonies. The live countdown to the tree lighting will take place between 6:15 and 6:20 p.m. Mayor Ross will be joined by the Blue Springs City Council as they flip the switch and light the official Blue Springs Christmas tree.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in an Enchanted Sleigh immediately following the tree lighting and several mascots will join Mayor Ross to welcome visitors to this free community event. Complementary hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate, and candy canes donated by Price Chopper and popcorn donated by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce will be available. Craft activities for children will be located inside City Hall – crafts donated by the VFW Post #6603.

During this celebration, the City welcomes attendees to record holiday greetings on camera at City Hall. A small area inside of City Hall will be set up from 5:30-6 p.m. and later from 7-8 p.m. These greetings will air during the month of December between regular CTV-7 programming available on both Comcast Cable Channel 7 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.

This year’s concert is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, America’s Community Bank, and Price Chopper. Scheduled to perform during the program are: Cordill Mason 4th & 5th Grade Extracurricular Choir, Daniel Young 5th Grade Elementary Choir and the Sunny Pointe Elementary Choir.

Special thanks to those who contributed to this year’s event: Price Chopper, Blue Springs Parks & Recreation, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, Blue Springs Downtown Alive!, Steve Steiner, Chuck Johnston, Three Pigs Barbeque, VFW Post #6603, Blue Springs Art League, VIPS, and Boy Scout Troop #763.

For more information about this year’s lighting event, call (816) 228-0111.


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