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    City of New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting


    “. . a festive annual tradition for families to enjoy in New Haven”

    WHO: City of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.; WTNH News Channel 8/MyTV 9’s own Gil Simmons; Mike Casparino of People’s United Bank; student performances by Brennan-Rogers School, Wexler-Grant School, Celentano Museum Academy, and the Educational Center for the Arts Vocal Ensemble; Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald

    WHAT: The holiday tree lighting of a 65-foot-tall Norway spruce presented by the City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees. From 4-8pm, there will be a number of free activities- carousels and mini-car rides for kids and holiday crafting. Last year attendance estimates were around 5,000 for the annual event.

    “This is a festive annual tradition for families to enjoy in New Haven,” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. “This is a great opportunity for both visitors and residents to enjoy the food, family fun, nightlife and the arts in New Haven. I invite everyone to come down and join-in on free, family time entertainment this week.”

    In the case of extreme inclement weather, the tree lighting will be held Friday, December 7th. For more information, visit www.infonewhaven.com or contact (203) 946-7172.

    WHERE: On the New Haven Green in beautiful Downtown New Haven.

    WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012 5:30 PM

    Holiday tree on New Haven Green, 2011.
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    Holiday tree on New Haven Green, 2011.

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