Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6:30pm
Fireworks will follow the lighting of the tree
For All Ages
Location: Front Lawn of the City of Graham Municipal Building (City Hall) • 201 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253
Join the City of Graham for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at City Hall followed by lighting the sky with fireworks. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be there as well! Downtown Graham’s Ice Skating Rink will be open from 1:00pm – 8:00pm on the day of the event. Free to skate, free to rent.
This special tree that we light is a Fraser Fir, a native evergreen tree that grows on moist, cool slopes on top of the highest of the Appalachian Mountains in the Southeastern United States and can grow to 30 to 50 feet tall. It came to us from Alamance County Cooperative Extension in the fall of 2012. When this tree needed to be removed from their property, the Cooperative Extension reached out to the City of Graham to be its new home. It was too large to dig up ourselves, so we brought in a 90” tree spade on a truck to move it for us. The tree now thrives at City Hall and is a part of our community’s tradition, decorated with over 3,000 lights.
Rain Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Ceremony Schedule (begins at 6:30pm)
Elves to bring children to the Christmas Tree
Graham High School Chorus – Song: “God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen”
Presenting the Key to the City to Grand Marshal by Mayor
Graham High School Chorus – Song: “The Sleigh”
Christmas Story for the Children by Alamance County Public Libraries
Graham High School Chorus – Song: “Noel”
Lighting of the Tree by Mayor & Grand Marshall
Fireworks with the Graham High School Chorus – Song: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
Inclement Weather Updates
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Questions? Please call Brandy McCandless, Marketing Supervisor, at (336) 513-5510.