Tree lighting rescheduled to Saturday

December 6, 2016

Last Saturday’s inclement weather resulted in the cancellation of the Prosper Christmas Festival and the Prosper Lions Club and Prosper Rotary Club Christmas Parade.

However, the traditional lighting of the community Christmas tree, visits with Santa and the annual fireworks display have been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, says Prosper Recreation Services Coordinator Julie Shivers.

The community Christmas tree, a live spruce located downtown, has been decked out with lights and ornaments as it has been for the last several years. It will be the focal point of the abbreviated celebration as Mayor Ray Smith will hit the switch at 6:45 p.m.

Activities start at 6 p.m. with a giant slide, spin art, Rudolph and Frosty strolling around the area, posing for photos and spreading Christmas cheer. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and visit with children.

Cookies and hot cocoa will be available throughout the evening at no cost, while supplies last. A lively D.J. will entertain visitors and set the stage for the evening’s festivities.

After the Mayor lights the tree, the annual fireworks display will commence, weather permitting. All activities will end at 7:30 p.m.

Parking is available at Main Street Park and around the downtown area. Drivers should heed restrictions on fire lanes and residential driveways.

“Bring the whole family downtown for a Christmas celebration!” said Shivers.

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