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Arcadia kicks off holiday season with Dec. 2 Tree Lighting Celebration

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The City of Arcadia is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arcadia Transit Plaza on the corner of Santa Clara Street and North First Avenue. The event will feature the lighting of the official Christmas Tree by Mayor Sho Tay and a special visit from Santa Claus. 

Santa will arrive on a fire truck to help the mayor, “flip the switch,” commencing the holiday season. The celebration includes free hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, strolling carolers, and kids’ craft tables where youngsters can create their own ornaments, and snap a photo with Santa.

Help bring some holiday cheer to children in the community by donating a new, unwrapped toy to those in need. The city will deliver the donated toys to the Foothill Unity Center in time for their annual toy distribution.

The tree lighting marks the beginning of fun holiday festivities in Arcadia. The merriment continues throughout the month of December with events such as the Snow Festival which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Hazel Aguilar at haguilar@arcadiaca.gov or (626) 821-4314.

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