Lyndonville will light up 88 trees during Saturday celebration

Photo by Tom River: A grandmother walks with her granddaughter to see the 76 lighted up trees at Veterans Park on Dec. 7, 2019. Many of the trees are decorated as memorials or tributes to family members.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2021 at 2:46 pm

LYNDONVILLE — There will be 88 Christmas trees decorated at Veterans Park for Lyndonville’s annual community Christmas celebration. That is the most since Lyndonville started the tradition in 2013, and up from the previous high of 79 last year.

The power will be turned on at 5 p.m. on Saturday with Santa flipping the switch.

The village started the tradition in 2013 with 26 trees, and it has grown each year since. Community members and organization pay $30 to decorate a tree. The fee covers the cost of the tree, materials for the sign, lead cords, replacement cords and adapters as needed. Participants provide lights and decorations.

Saturday’s event has activities from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The schedule includes:

  • 8 to 11 a.m. – Community breakfast at Lyndonville Presbyterian Church
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Music Boosters Craft Sae at Lyndonville school
  • 11 a.m. until sold out – Music Boosters beef on deck dinner at Lyndonville school
  • 2 to 4:45 p.m. – Horse-drawn carriage rides, meet at Village Hall
  • 2 to 4 p.m. – Hot chocolate at library parking lot
  • 2 to 4 p.m. – Petting zoo at library parking lot
  • 2 to 6:30 p.m. – NYS Child ID at Village Hall, led by Orleans County Sheriff’s Office
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Crafts and games at Yates Community Library
  • 3 to 6 p.m. – Cookies, popcorn and $1 sodas at the library
  • 3 to 6 p.m. – Cup of chili at library parking lot
  • 4:30 to 5 p.m. – Caroling at Veterans Park
  • 5 p.m. – Santa’s arrival and light of trees at Veterans Park
  • 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. – Visit with Santa at the Yates Community Library
  • 6 to 8 p.m. – Nativity Walk at Lyndonville Presbyterian Church

The day’s events are sponsored by the Village of Lyndonville, Lyndonville Fire Department/Auxiliary, Lyndonville Lions Club and Lyndonville United Methodist Women.