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Baltimore County Tree Lighting Ceremony Marks Start of Holiday Season

The annual event will take place on Dec. 1 at Olympian Park in downtown Towson.

It's not quite the holiday season in Baltimore County until the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The traditional event, which will be held at Olympian Park in the downtown Towson shopping district, starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to a news release from the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The family celebration—hosted by the chamber, Baltimore County Council and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz— will include free hot chocolate and cookies and holiday musical performances. The Perry Hall Middle School eighth grade choir, Chapel Hill Music Sensations and the Anna Apicella School of Dance are among the featured acts.

The actual tree lighting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m., the release states. Afterwards, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in style on a fire engine. Parents can bring their own cameras and take pictures of their children with Santa at his workshop, located 1 E. Joppa Road.

Donations will also be collected for the Baltimore County Holiday Toy Drive.

JDStuts November 26, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Does anyone else think Olympian Park should be rededicated to our veterans? Honoring professional athletes seems so crass, especially when the park is used for civic events like this. Rededicating it to military veterans lets it achieve its aspirational goal and serves as a unifier for past generations of Towson residents.
Michelle L November 27, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Excellent idea JD!

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