Where are you going to be Friday night? If you answered “the tree lighting at Palmer Square” then you will be in the company of thousands who come downtown each year to share in the illumination of the big tree on the Green. Those of you who haven’t shared in the moment yet you need to experience the magic of the event to realize just how special it is.
I am amazed every year that my kids ask if we are going to attend the Palmer Square Tree Lighting. “Where else would we be” is always my answer. It is a tradition that started for us many years ago. I could not imagine being any other place than the Palmer Square Green for this event the night after Thanksgiving. It is the kickoff to our holiday season and gets us in the mood to celebrate and to share special times with family and friends. I love the music, the decorations and the festive atmosphere, but most of all I love the look on my children’s faces when it all comes together and the magic pixie dust lights up the tree and Santa leads the crowd in a rousing round of Jingle Bells. There is nothing more precious to me than seeing the innocence in their eyes and the pureness in their voices as they sing along, even when it is out of tune. Continue reading