PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held at Park Square on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The tree was raised at the square on Nov. 6.
The donors have asked to remain anonymous, according to the Department of Community Development's Recreation Program, instead asking that a returning veteran light the tree this year. Air Force Medic Carmen Provenzano, who recently returned home from a tour in Afghanistan, will have that honor.
The Taconic High School chorus will perform a variety of carols, Santa Claus will arrive following the tree lighting, and free hot chocolate will be available, courtesy of Patrick's Pub.
Those planning to attend the ceremony are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Christian Center's food pantry.
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