Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Village of Merrick Park 11/17/11

Thursday, November 17th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting at 7:45 p.m.
Village of Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Christmas Tree Dates: Thursday, November 17th through January 6th, 2012

Village of Merrick Park kicks off the joyous season with its most beloved of events, the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. For the fourth time, Village of Merrick Park is environmentally friendly by lighting its 50-foot tree with 55,000 LED light bulbs. The Master of Ceremonies for this magical evening will be Belkys Nerey, Head News Anchor at FOX WSVN Channel 7.

Festivities will include a musical performance by the Coral Gables High School Choir and a holiday greeting from Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other character favorites. Throughout The Garden live entertainment including stilt walkers and jugglers will take place. Other children’s activities include an arts & crafts station provided by Gymboree Play & Music, among other exciting surprises.

Gather your family around the breath-taking tree for your first memorable photograph of the season. The tree will be lit at approximately 7:45 p.m. Bring an unwrapped gift to donate to The Voices for Children Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising funds for abused and neglected children in Miami-Dade County.

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