Sentinel staff report–
The 2018 tree lighting ceremony in Citrus Heights will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, outside city hall on Fountain Square Drive.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and will feature the lighting of the city’s tree, along with hot cocoa, cookies and photos with Santa, according to a posting on the city’s Facebook page. Seasonal songs will also be performed by the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band.
Parking for the tree lighting is typically available at city hall, as well as at the community center and a lot adjacent to the police department.
The annual tree lighting ceremony has been held every year in Citrus Heights since the city’s incorporation. According to city records, the first tree lighting was held in front of the old city hall in 1997, followed by the lighting of a ceremonial tree from 1998 to 2002 between the city’s administrative and general services buildings.
In 2003, a space was made to plant a new tree at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. That location continued to be used for the tree lighting until 2015, when the old city hall was demolished to pave way for Dignity Health to construct a medical office building.
A new 22-foot-tall Coastal Redwood tree was planted along with construction of the new city hall at 6360 Fountain Square Drive, which now serves as the city’s Christmas tree.
—- Event info:
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
Location: Citrus Heights City Hall
6360 Fountain Square Dr.