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Brighten the night at Hartland Lights

Nov. 26, 2012

Downtown business owners are inviting the community to mark the start of the holiday season this Friday at Hartland Lights, the village's annual tree lighting ceremony.

While the tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m., the evening's events will kick off with a children's parade of presents before the lighting. Children are invited to create and dress in a gift package costume and meet at Illustrations Photography, 235 E. Capitol Drive, between 6 and 6:15 p.m. The parade will start at 6:15 p.m. and end at the Christmas tree, which stands on Hill Street just west of Cottonwood Avenue.

Village President David Lamerand will flip the switch to light the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Carolers from St. Charles Catholic Church will entertain crowds from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. while Santa hands out candy canes to children.

After the tree lighting, community members are invited to visit more than 15 local businesses and organizations that will be offering entertainment, treats and shopping specials. Free trolley rides will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include a host sharing information about each of the stops.

Visitors will be able to:

Enjoy Christmas choral and instrumental performances, singalong caroling, beverages and homemade treats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 415 W. Capitol Drive.

Glaze a handmade ceramic ornament or create a glass pendant or ornament at Lake Country Fine Arts School and Gallery, 112 W. Capitol Drive.

Have a professional photo taken with Santa at Illustrations Photography, 235 E. Capitol Drive.

Bring children's letters to Santa and drop them off in a special North Pole delivery mail box at By Ally Decorator's Warehouse, 139 E. Capitol Drive.

Enter to win an 8-foot stocking filled with toys at Citgo Hartland Village Mart, 301 E. Capitol Drive or an original gift basket at The Mad Sicilian, 110 W. Capitol Drive.

Make a Christmas card for clients that require in-home care at Lending Hands, 354 Cottonwood Ave.

Decorate cookies and enjoy live music at This Great Coffee Place, 365 Cottonwood Ave.

Create Christmas cards for U.S. servicemen and women, enjoy free chair massages for adults and crafts for kids at Hartland Center of Alternative Medicine, 114 W. Capitol Drive.

Color a picture for a children's coloring contest at Purseonality Plus, 122 Cottonwood Ave. The winner will receive a candy bouquet.

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