Citizens for Milford is planning the Second Annual Milford Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Draper Memorial Park on the evening of Friday, December 2. Attendees are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and hot chocolate. The ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m. This community event is free and open to all Milford residents. Please plan to join us!
Highlights of this year’s event will include:
- Holiday music played by a five-piece brass ensemble of Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra musicians. We hope you will share your holiday spirit by singing along to several holiday classics with us!
- A special visit from the North Pole’s most famous resident and the opportunity for families to take their own photos with him. Please be sure to bring your own camera or smart phone.
- The countdown to the lighting of the tree!
Rain Date: In case of rain on December 2, Citizens for Milford will hold the lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3.
Uhhhmmm….This Sounds Great, But Where’s the TREE?
Inspired by the public Christmas tree that stands in Boston Common each December and the National Christmas Tree that has graced the Ellipse outside the White House since the Calvin Coolidge administration, last year Citizens for Milford purchased a Fraser fir tree and worked with town officials to have it planted in Draper Memorial Park. Installation of electrical access for holiday lights was coordinated by the Highway Department with donated services from O’Donnell Electric and Emerald Irrigation. Unfortunately, the Christmas Tree did not survive the stresses of the 2016 drought and it was removed from Draper Park over the summer.
And so we are thrilled to announce that David Sanchez, the owner of Busy Bee Landscaping & Construction in Milford, has reached out to us and generously offered to purchase, install, and maintain a new fir tree in Draper Park. Mr. Sanchez will be installing the new tree in time for this year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. He is doing this because “he wants to give back to the town.”
Citizens for Milford extends our deepest appreciation to Mr. Sanchez, as well as to Mike Bresciani, Parks Director, and the Milford Parks Commissioners, for their enthusiastic support and assistance in helping us continue this new community tradition. It is our sincerest hope that the Milford Christmas Tree will serve as a symbol of peace and a gesture of good will to all Milford residents and visitors for generations to come.
Are you able to attend this year’s Milford Christmas Tree Lighting?
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