We’re approaching the season where families and friends come together to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company in good cheer. Each year over 4,000 people across the Bay area unite for the tree lighting ceremony that takes place in Hyde Park Village. This family-friendly celebration has become one of the most anticipated events to kick off the holiday season.
“I’m really honored to be emceeing the Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hyde Park Village this year; it’s going to be such a wonderful event!” says Angela Ardolino, parenting expert and editorial director/founder of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. “The holiday entertainment line-up is fantastic and it’s a great event the whole family will enjoy.”
Children of all ages will enjoy a delightful evening filled with free cookies, hot cocoa, live entertainment, a special appearance by jolly Old St. Nicholas. Plus, the highlight of the evening when attendees gather around the fountain in the heart of Hyde Park Village for the magical lighting of the 30-foot Christmas tree.
The Entertainment schedule includes the Gulf Coast Girl’s Choir, America’s Ballet performing The Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams Holidaze and many more holiday favorites. The enjoyable evening will end with Santa’s special appearance as he sings the last song.
The Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony is sponsored by Tampa Bay Parenting, Ferman, Verizon Wireless, St. Petersburg Times and tbt*.