Sparkling Christmas tree, visits with Santa Claus, a classic car show, danceand music performances, and merchandise vendors are just a few of the highlights planned for this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting.
Ramona Chamber of Commerce will host the festivities on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., on Main Street in downtown Ramona, where a portion of the street will be closed to through traffic, and many businesses will stay open late for the occasion.
The Guy B. Woodward Museum at 645 Main St. will be the site of the spectacular tree lighting, and Ramona Town Hall at 729 Main St. will be the place to meet and take photos with Santa Claus.
Event chair Susan McCormick shared that other eagerly anticipated activities will include a Find the Elf contest, train rides, crafts, sleigh rides and racecar simulators, in addition to a few unique surprises still in the works. Call the Chamber at 760-789-1311 or visit ramonachamber.com/christmas-tree-lighting for updates.
“We are still at the beginning stages of planning, but our hope is to bring all of the same exciting activities as we do every year, and hopefully improve and add to it,” McCormick said.
She also hinted at the possibility of an ice skating rink!
“We see the event growing every year, and if the ice skating rink comes through, we could see a bigger attendance than we’ve ever seen before,” she said. “Especially attendees from down the hill.”
The Christmas Tree Lighting is sure to delight guests of all ages. It’s an opportunity to not only have fun, but also greet friends and neighbors, and check a few things off your Christmas shopping list.