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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Returns To Canton’s Summit on The Park

Santa Hearing Holiday Wishes at Canton Annual Tree Lighting Event

Kick off the holiday season with Canton’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration which will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI, 48188.

Join in the free festivities from 6:00-8:30 p.m., as Santa Claus and his reindeer make a special stop in Canton. Starting outside at 6:00 p.m., enjoy holiday carols, watch Santa’s arrival, and count down to the official lighting of the tree, which will be held outside the Summit’s Banquet Center entrance. Additional outside activities include up-close and personal visits with real live reindeer, as well as ice sculpting demonstrations. Area residents are encouraged to dress warmly and bring the family to this fun, festive event!

Indoor activities for children include seasonal craft areas that feature a make and take activity. In addition, children can share their holiday wish list and take a special photo with Santa Claus. Children of all ages can also meet the man who tried to steal Christmas and have their picture taken with the Grinch, who will also be making a special appearance at a photo station generously furnished by IKEA. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to capture the moment. Light refreshments will also be provided inside by Busch’s Fresh Food Market. Additional indoor activities include ‘Holidays Around the World,’ where children can learn about special traditions and festivities celebrated in a variety of different countries. Dancin’ Feet will also be onsite performing festive dance numbers to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

This year’s event is sponsored, in part, by: Advanced Orthodontics; Central City Dance; Community Financial; Glen Abbey Assisted Living and Memory Care; Lombardo Homes; Primrose School of Canton; and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development.

In the spirit of the season, the Canton Goodfellows will be onsite offering holiday games for a small donation that will benefit their “No Child without a Christmas” campaign that is currently underway. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are also being accepted through December 6, 2019, in the Summit on the Park lobby that will help brighten the holidays for area children in need.

New this year! The Kiwanis Club of Canton will be selling a variety of cut live holiday trees as a fundraiser. Choose from Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, and Concolor Fir to find that perfect holiday tree. Proceeds from each sale will benefit area youth. For additional information about the Kiwanis Club of Canton’s tree sale, visit www.facebook.com/CantonMIkiwanis.

For more information about this free event, or other upcoming holiday events at the Summit on the Park, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.

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