Lyndonville’s Christmas celebration keeps getting bigger

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 November 2018 at 9:54 am

75 trees will be lighted up on Saturday at Veterans Park

Photo courtesy of Teri Woodworth: There are 75 trees at Veterans Park that will be decorated and then lighted for the first time on Saturday at 5 p.m.

LYNDONVILLE – The village’s Christmas celebration returns on Saturday and the number of decorated Christmas trees continues to grow.

Lyndonville started the celebration in 2013 with 26 trees. It has grown to 75 this year.

The trees are decorated by residents, organizations and businesses. The trees will all be lighted up at 5 p.m. on Saturday when Santa arrives and flips the switch to turn on the electricity.

Community organizations and residents pay $30 to decorate a tree. The 75 trees are up from the 68 last year, and the 61 in 2016.

The celebration on Saturday starts at 8 a.m. with a community breakfast at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. There are many activities throughout the day, including horse-drawn carriage rides, a basket raffle, craft sale, beef on weck, wine tasting, caroling, and other events, including Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m. Santa will then be available to meet children in the Village Hall from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

A petting zoo is new this year, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yates Community Library.

The day is capped at 7 p.m. with a Christmas Choir LaLaPalooza at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church.

Click here to see the full schedule of events.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Lyndonville, Lyndonville Fire Department/Auxiliary, Lyndonville Lions Club and Lyndonville United Methodist Women.

Photo by Tom Rivers: Torry Dames looks at some of the Christmas trees that were lighted on Dec. 3, 2016 in Lyndonville. There will be 75 trees in the display on Saturday. The trees will be there until early January.

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