City Celebrates Annual Tree Lighting in New Plaza
Post Date:12/12/2019 11:31 AM
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As the Colleyville Fire Department made their way down Veranda Lane with Santa in tow, an excited crowd gathered in the new Plaza at City Hall anxious for the big arrival.
Smiling children lined the stage ready to welcome the jolly big man in red. Parents clutched cups of warm cocoa and coffee while balancing kids on their shoulders to get a good look. Finally, Santa, along with Mayor Richard Newton and Mayor for a Day Daniel Thomas, arrived to the cheering crowd ready to witness the 2-story Christmas Tree come to life.
As the countdown reached 3…2…1 the delighted crowd shouted out! And in a brilliant burst of light the tree glittered and shined. The joy of the season could be felt by everyone in attendance. Without missing a beat, the Heritage Elementary Choir was back on stage caroling away. Throughout the night families enjoyed decorating sugar cookies, meeting live reindeer, splashing in the new fountain, zip lining across the south lot, and enjoying food from several area food trucks.
“This is what community is all about,” said City Manager Jerry Ducay. “We created the Plaza to be a place where everyone could come together and enjoy some fellowship with their neighbors.”
The Plaza at City Hall recently wrapped up construction in time for this year’s Tree Lighting Celebration. More events are planned for the space in 2020 including community concerts, movie nights, and Summer Reading performers.