Manhasset tree lighting to be held 12/6

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Spectators cheer as Santa Claus arrives at last year's tree lighting in Manhasset. (Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead)

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board along with the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, Manhasset Park District and the Manhasset Lakeville Fire & Water District announced that the Annual Manhasset Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset. The event is expected to attract hundreds of local residents as they celebrate the kickoff to the holiday season.

The program will feature a Pledge of Allegiance led by the Manhasset American Legion and Manhasset Veterans of Foreign Wars, a blessing from local clergy, a performance from the Manhasset High School Brass Choir, awards for the winners of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce’s Poster contest and the lighting of the tree.

Girl Scouts Troop #535 will be assisting with hanging ornaments on the tree. There will also be an appearance by Santa, who will arrive by firetruck, courtesy of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, following the tree lighting. Attendees will be treated to free hot chocolate and coffee provided by For Five Coffee Roasters along with treats provided by Herb & Olive Marketa.

The event is sponsored by: The Town of North Hempstead, the Manhasset Park District, the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, and the Manhasset Lakeville Fire & Water District.

Mary Jane Davies Green is located on Plandome Road across from Town Hall at 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset.

For more information please call 311.

Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead.

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