Hundreds of community members will gather for the annual Newtown Borough Christmas tree lighting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Newtown Fire Association’s parking lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and Liberty Street.
The tree lighting will take place at approximately 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Newtown Experience, festivities will include performances by the Goodnoe Elementary School Choir, the Council Rock North Choir and BC Discoveries Dance & Theater Arts Company, a DJ, hot chocolate donated by Starbucks, and cookies donated by the Hardware House.
The tree will be lit by Santa himself after he arrives in style on an antique firetruck. Assisting Santa will be outgoing Newtown Borough Council President Tara Grunde-McLaughlin and local resident Peter Brill.