Tree Lighting Party and Santa Sale
The Christmas season is all about love. This year, the Lincoln City community Christmas tree will also be about Love, in the form of the “Love Tree,” a special conifer that the Love family has donated to the Lincoln City Cultural Center for decoration and display on the west lawn. The community is invited to the center on Thanksgiving Weekend for the illumination of the “Love Tree” and two days full of free family activities.
It’s the fourth annual Tree Lighting Party and Santa Sale, a weatherproof family celebration set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28. This free public event will launch the Lincoln City holiday season with make-and-take ornaments, live music, a cake walk, a vendor sale of handmade goods, two visits from Santa and the illumination of the “Love Tree.” And – thanks to a grant from the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau – there will be an outdoor display of live reindeer on the center’s front lawn, both Friday and Saturday.
The tree lighting itself will take place on Friday evening. The public is invited to enjoy cookies, coffee and cocoa, courtesy of the Morgan Family and Kenny’s IGA, starting at 4:30 pm. The Sweet Adelines will sing carols starting at 5 pm, followed by the “flip the switch!” countdown led by Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams. At around 5:30 pm, Santa Claus will arrive via fire truck and will make his way through the LCCC to his place of honor on the auditorium stage, where he will greet children, pose for pictures and give away candy canes.