High Springs Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting

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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - It was a night full of Christmas spirit and joy in High Springs as they lit the Christmas tree right along Main Street for the 28th straight year.

The 16-foot tree is a mainstay in downtown High Springs, but for the next month, it will shine beautifully.

Tina Corbett and Connie Casey of the High Springs Chamber of Commerce, say, “I know the city had to trim it up because it was a little bit crooked, but it looks perfect now. We spent Monday decorating it and a lot of help from different people, so today it looks pretty good.“

The plaza was packed with people full of Christmas spirit and also contained live music and singing. Byran Williams, High Springs mayor says he is so pleased with the turnout of the event.

He says, “to be honest this is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen since I’ve been city commissioner here. Its so wonderful seeing people coming together, just having fun. I had a young couple come up to me, they have been in high springs for the last 3 years and they were so happy to bring their kids out to see this, to celebrate, and they were so happy because they said they have never seen anything like this before."

But the Christmas tree lighting was not the only big attraction… there was also an appearance by Santa Clause himself! The event also had other activities for the kids sponsored by local businesses and organizations. They had cookie decorating, popcorn, a train ride for the kids from the lions club, Christmas carol singing, and hot chocolate.“

High springs will also hold their twilight Christmas parade down Main Street on December 14 at 6:30 pm.