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61 trees will be lit up at Lyndonville for Christmas celebration

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 December 2016 at 9:55 am
File photo by Tom Rivers: Lyndonville last year had 54 trees decorated by the community at Veterans Park. This year the celebration has grown to 61 trees. Santa will stop by the park at 5 to flip a switch, turning on the lights.

File photo by Tom Rivers: Lyndonville last year had 54 trees decorated by the community at Veterans Park. This year the celebration has grown to 61 trees. Santa will stop by the park at 5 to flip a switch, turning on the lights.

LYNDONVILLE – In 2013, Lyndonville started a Christmas event where trees would be decorated by community members and then lit up at Veterans Park.

Lyndonville saw the tree display in Oakfield and its success in bringing the community together and adding a festive display for the holidays.

The first year Lyndonville had 26 trees decorated, and that grew to 43 in 2014 and then 54 last year. Today there will be 61 trees lit up. They will be displayed at the park until just after New Year’s.

Local organizations, businesses and residents pay $30 to sponsor a tree, and then they have to decorate it.

The lights will be turned on for the trees today at 5 p.m., when Santa arrives.

Teri Woodworth, the village clerk, helps coordinate the event. She isn’t surprised to see it grow each year.

“This is a very strong community,” she said. “We’re a small community, but people come out and stand for what we’re about it.”

The Christmas in Lyndonville began at 8 this morning with a community breakfast at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. There are events throughout the day, including horse-drawn sleigh rides from 2 to 4:45 p.m., caroling at Veterans Park from 4:30 to 5 p.m., Santa’s arrival and tree lighting at 5 p.m., visit with Santa at Village Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and a Christmas choir LaLaPalooza at the Presbyterian Church.

Click here to see the full schedule.

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