Theo tin thành phố Gaithersburg trong quận MontgomeryWHAT: Jingle Jubilee & Tree Lighting WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. WHERE: City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2038
Posted: November 15, 2017 Welcome the holidays with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, holiday music and a special visit from Santa at Gaithersburg’s Jingle Jubilee. This year marks the 91st anniversary of the tree lighting ceremony. The festivities take place at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. This joyous event, perfect for families with young children, features performances by Impact Dance Studio, Gaithersburg High School Chamber Singers, Gaithersburg High School Band, and Pritchard Music Powerhouse Brass. The Gaithersburg Chorus will lead a Sing-Along of festive tunes. Children will delight in meeting Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Elmo, and Cookie Monster. Be sure to bring your camera to capture memorable holiday photos with the costumed characters and in a fun photo booth that includes dress-up accessories and props. Festive giveaways, holiday card signing for our troops, and a magnificent tree lighting ceremony create a delightful holiday mood. To keep things toasty at Jingle Jubilee, you can purchase hot chocolate from the Gaithersburg Student Union. To support homeless veterans in Montgomery County, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) John M. Carter Post #9862 has partnered with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH), which provides emergency shelter to an average of 75 veterans annually. MCCH’s Operation Homecoming provides homeless Veterans with a safe, stable and affordable place to live. Donations, including food, toiletries and cleaning supplies, are being collected to assist Veterans with their move. A complete list is available here. Donations can be dropped off during the Jingle Jubilee event. Monetary donations are also being accepted, and will be used to purchase furniture, small kitchen appliances, linens, and household items. Checks can be written to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. For more information about drop-offs, tax deductible receipts, and the MCCH program, contact Debbie Ezrin, MCCH Director of Development and Communications, at 301-917-6644, email@example.com. Questions about VFW Post 9862 and its involvement in this program should be directed to Martha Toquinto at 301-948-0781, firstname.lastname@example.org. The City Hall Concert Pavilion is located at 31 South Summit Avenue. Be sure to dress warmly for this winter wonderland. Please note that should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather, the tree lighting only will take place on Monday, December 4, at 7 p.m. For more information contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.