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Posted on: September 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] West Haven Christmas tree lighting on Green set for Saturday, Nov. 26

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PHOTO — Amid a blanket of snow with the West Haven Christmas tree aglow in the background, The John C. Ireland Bandstand on the Green is bedecked with huge electric snowflakes as Victorian-era streetlamps decorated with angels blowing on trumpets illuminate the walkways during a Yuletide celebration from yesteryear. (Contributed Photo)

WEST HAVEN, Sept. 29, 2016 — The annual lighting of the Christmas tree on the Green will herald an evening of merrymaking Saturday, Nov. 26.

On a nearby stage on Main Street, the festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with renditions of holiday classics and singalongs of Yuletide carols.

At 6 p.m., Mayor Edward M. O’Brien will greet revelers and announce the three selected artists of his Christmas card campaign.

Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves will then arrive via an escort to the stage, where they will help O’Brien and his Christmas card artists use a “special smartphone app” to set the tree aglow.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet visitors and pose for snapshots in their workshop until 9 p.m.

Stay here for more details.

— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator

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