Fulton Christmas tree lighting adds new features

FULTON, NY (WSYR-TV) — The City of Fulton’s Christmas Tree Lighting Event is going to be bigger and better than ever this year with two new features: a horse-drawn sleigh and fireworks!

The Christmas Tree Lighting is a free event scheduled for Saturday, December 3 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Veterans Park in front of the Fulton Municipal Building.

This year will be the best year yet according to Caroline Shue, chair of the Fulton Special Events Committee (SEC).

“The free event is packed with activities for children and the whole family. Santa Claus will be there, as well as the Grinch to delight the children, and Santa’s mailbox will also be there for letters to the North Pole,” Shue said. “Free snacks include pizza donated by Red Baron, sugar cookies donated by Kathy’s Cakes, hot chocolate donated by Fulton Athletic Boosters Club, candy canes donated by Walmart, eggnog donated by Hudsons’ Dairy, and popcorn donated by Huhtamaki. ”.

All Saints Episcopal Church will be hosting a $12 pork dinner with all the trimmings at the event. The dinner is scheduled from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Proceeds from the dinner will fund their free dinners for the public on Tuesdays.

The Salvation Army will also be at the event accepting donations as they ring the red bell and the Fulton Police Department will be collecting toys for ‘Toys for Tots’.

The community at the Fulton Municipal Building will have a variety of vendors, including the Fulton Public Library, the Fulton Family YMCA, the G. Ray Bodley High School Art Club with free face painting and ornament decorating, and G. Ray Bodley’s Class of 2026.

Mayor Deana Michaels added that the SEC, along with the support of Fulton Parks and Recreation, is turning the lighting of this tree into a fabulous holiday event.

“We are extremely grateful to the corporations and individuals who contributed food or funds to this year’s event,” Shue said. “Our main corporate sponsor is East Gate Solutions. Other sponsors include the City of Fulton, Fulton Savings Bank, Fulton Lions Club, Deana Michaels, Fulton Price Chopper, Red Baron Pizza, Kathy’s Cakes, Walmart, Fulton Athletic Boosters, Hudsons’ Dairy and Huhtamaki.

The hours are as follows:

Off-Broadway Dance Studio Show on South First St 16:30 – 16:45
Belle Royale dance show on stage 17:00 – 17:15
Salvation Army Tambourine Brigade on stage 17:30 – 17:35
Singing Christmas carols around the tree by students from the Fulton City School District 17:45 – 18:00
tree lighting 18:00
Fireworks over the river behind Veterans Park 18:05

For more information, visit the Fulton Special Events Committee Facebook page.

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