Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2018 6:00 PM -
Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – which is also the first night of Fantasy Lights around the lake – at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year in a “Grinchmas” theme. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine and we heard another special guest might show up!
The Choral Arts Society will perform and later in the night you can join their carolers in some holiday favorites! Children can visit with Santa and parents should bring their own cameras for photos. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa at the Parks & Rec booth.
Opening night of the Rotary Club's 13th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival will feature "A Taste of the Holidays" with local restaurants offering a wide assortment of small plates. Tickets are $1, and the "tastes" are one to three tickets each. There will also be a decorated tree silent auction on opening night.
The 50 animated light displays around the Central Park lake will continue 6:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. Admission to Fantasy Lights is free, but donations to support Rotary's service work are accepted.
Fantasy Lights is a self-guided walking tour that also includes festive live and broadcast music, Santa's Village, and holiday refreshments available for purchase. On themed nights there will be Santa's Merry Train Ride, Talking Christmas Tree, marshmallow roasting pit, snow, and visits with Santa on Sundays! Check www.flaglerrotary.org for more details.
Palm Coast, FL 32137