In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Charlie Sisitsky is excited to announce that the City will be hosting its 31st Annual Tree Lighting at City Hall on Friday, December 2.
In addition to the tree lighting, which will take place on City Hall plaza, the Holiday Block Party will also return along a portion of Union Ave, which will be closed to traffic. The event will be held outdoors and run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Framingham families are encouraged to attend this popular City tradition which will include visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and – a new addition this year – the winter Yeti!
Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy free popcorn, cookies, candy canes, and hot chocolate, provided by the City,nthanks to donations from BJs Wholesale Club and MetroWest Medical Center.
To get everyone in the holiday spirit, the Rousseau Family will be playing holiday classics on their antique oil truck. The Framingham Public Library will be on site with their bookmobile, story walk, and green screen. Families and residents will have the opportunity to pose in front of the green screen with a fun,
holiday inspired background of their choice. Photos will be available on the Framingham Public Library Facebook page in the days following the event. Library staff will also be giving out free books, which were donated by the Library and Framingham Community Connections.
“I already spoke to Santa and Mrs. Claus and they are very excited to arrive in one of our fire engines to light our tree! Our City departments have been hard at work over the past few weeks preparing for their arrival,” said Mayor Sisitsky. “I encourage all of our residents and families to come out for this wonderful celebration on City Hall plaza.”
Parking for the event can be found at several locations including: Danforth Building (121 Union Ave), Main Library (49 Lexington Street), and City Hall (150 Concord Street).
To access parking at all locations, attendees should enter onto Lexington Street from Union Ave. A detailed parking map, updates, and all other information on the event can be found on the City’s webpage at: www.Framinghamma.gov/TreeLighting.