(This event was planned originally for Dec. 1, but was postponed along with the Festival of Trees in Stowe Park because a forecast for rain.)
A traditional tree-lighting ceremony on the steps of City Hall will signal the official start of the holiday season. Mayor Charlie Martin will speak and light the tree. Music will be provided by the mens group at Belmont First Presbyterian Church, shown below in a file photo. Light refreshments will be provided by Keep Belmont Beautiful. The Chamber coordinates the tree lighting program for the city.
After the short program, participants will be invited to sing carols and stroll to Stowe Park for the opening of the city's Festival of Trees.