Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center on Dec. 7


On Saturday, Dec. 7, the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy will join the celebration to light up the tree and wish all of the revelers a happy holiday season.

The free program will run from 6-8 p.m. and will feature caroling by the Singers of the Reformation and the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, as well as holiday music on the hammered dulcimer and autoharp by Jim and Joyce Lillquist of the Gypsy Guerrilla Band.

The heart of the celebration is the holiday decorations on the giant tree and around the building, which are annually provided by the Thomas Center Associates.

Santa will be on hand to visit with the children. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration or to schedule an interview, please contact David Ballard at 352-393-8746.