Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads will flip the switch to light the Mayor’s Tree and all of downtown on at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22. This event is one of the area’s favorite holiday traditions in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Ryan Lefebvre, Royals announcer, is the master of ceremonies.
This year’s annual event features free hot cocoa, cookies and live performances. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves arrive via fire truck to visit children at Howard Station Park; so bring a camera to take photos with Santa. Carriage rides also will be offered for a fee. Don’t forget to visit participating Downtown businesses, which will be open until 8 p.m.
Prior to the lighting and Santa’s arrival, the Lee’s Summit Elementary Choir will entertain the crowd with holiday favorites.
The “Merry & Bright: Wrap Yourself in Lights” contest returns this year. Anyone who attends the event wearing a sweater, hat or other attire that is lighted in some fashion can enter the contest to win prizes. Winners will be announced during the ceremonies.
To participate, sign up at the stage in Howard Station Park between 6 and 6:15 p.m. before the start of the ceremonies.