Not many of us have a 35-foot blue spruce to decorate at Christmas. Thank goodness! I’m content with throwing some plug-in lights on my 6-foot artificial tree and adorning it with homemade crafty ornaments our kids made while growing up.
But the 35-foot tree does exist in downtown Fort Wayne and it will be lit to celebrate the Christmas season by 10,000 lights on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The tree is located at Broadway Plaza on Broadway street and Park Avenue.
Special guests will be on hand to highlight the event. The Imagine Schools Chorus and Holiday Jazz Ensemble will perform musical selections prior to the lighting of the tree. And of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus and their live reindeer will be present to add fun to the festivities. Families will want to attend and allow their kiddies to ride the Polar Express train rides. Light refreshments will be served.
If you’re not able to attend the event on November 16, rest assured you’ll be able to view the beautiful tree through the first week of January. Create a memory for your family!
Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com