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Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Carson Ross Hosts Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4

All are invited to the City of Blue Springs’ 2018 Annual Mayor’s Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4. This is a free, family holiday event that will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place outside the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith Street and the municipal parking lot across from the building 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 spirit of giving that exists within our city. This year, due to our City Hall being under renovation, we are moving the festivities a few blocks and will be illuminating the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building with some Christmas magic. We are excited for this wonderous event to kick-off the holiday season in our community.”

Pete Grigsby with KMBC Channel 9 and teacher for the Blue Springs School District, will join Mayor Ross as Master of Ceremonies. The live countdown to the lighting will take place between 6:15 and 6:20 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive immediately following the lighting and several mascots will join Mayor Ross to welcome visitors to this free community event. Complementary food and drinks will be served, and local school choirs are set to perform. Craft activities for children will be located inside the Public Safety Building – crafts donated by the Blue Springs City Theatre.

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

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