What To Expect At This Year’s Wilmington Tree Lighting (Too Soon? Nah!)

WILMINGTON, MA — Scott Garrant, Chairman of the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee, was in front of the Wilmington Board of Selectmen on Monday to receive their formal approval to use the Town Common for the Town’s Annual Tree Lighting.

Garrant was granted his request, but not before sharing some details of the event, which will take place on Saturday, December 5. Hayrides begin at 4:30pm. Ceremony begins at 5:30pm.

The event will include:

  • Horse-drawn hayrides
  • Cookies and hot chocolate
  • iIce sculpture sponsored by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and some of its member companies
  • Wilmington Minutemen with lanterns
  • Wilmington United Methodist Church Choir
  • Wilmington High School Cheerleaders
  • Wilmington Community Fund’s annual Wilmington-themed ornament sales
  • Members of the Wilmington Fire Department collecting unwrapped toys and donations for Wilmington children
  • Clergy from parishes throughout the town presenting the stories of Christmas

“Santa will arrive, courtesy of the Wilmington Fire Department, promptly at 6pm to light the lights on the Common for us for the season,” said Garrant. “He’ll then be available for pictures with children – young AND old – in the Fourth of July Building thereafter.”

Garrant thanked the Selectmen, the Town Administration, the Town Department Heads, and the Town Employees who make the Tree Lighting possible and “do such a great job.”

Each Selectmen then thanked Garrant and his Committee for their time and effort.

“Outside of the Fourth of July Celebration, this has been one of the events each year that I look forward to the most,” noted Selectmen Chair Michael Champoux.

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