Lyndonville tree celebration grows to 54 in third year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Santa will light up trees at 5 p.m. on Saturday

Provided photos, Teri Woodworth

LYNDONVILLE – There are 54 trees decorated in Veteran’s Park in downtown Lyndonville. They will be light up on Saturday at 5 p.m. when Santa arrives as part of the community’s holiday celebration.

Lyndonville debuted the tree event in 2013 with 26 trees. It grew to 43 last year and added 11 more this year. The trees are decorated by residents and local organizations.

“The community is very excited about it,” said Teri Woodworth, the village clerk.

Her mother, Carla Woodworth, is the event chairwoman.

Lyndonville has turned the event into a day-long celebration beginning with a breakfast at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church from 8 to 11 a.m. The Lyndonville United Methodist Church will host a mini mall with vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are horse-drawn carriage rides from 2 to 4:45 p.m., a visit from Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Village Hall and choirs performing at the Presbyterian Church beginning at 7 p.m.

There are other activities at the library, school and local businesses. Click here to see a full schedule.

File photo by Tom Rivers – Here is how the trees looked last year when the lights were turned on at Veteran’s Park.