Oak Ridge announces Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department and its Advisory Board are co-sponsoring the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. The ceremony is set for Friday, December 6th, beginning at 6:30 pm in A.K. Bissell Park. 

Everyone is invited to the outdoor pavilion stage located behind the Oak Ridge Civic Center for holiday music and refreshments, according to an announcement from the city. The entire program will take place outside in the park (weather permitting). Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. In the event of rain, the first part of the program will take place in the Civic Center’s Shep Lauter Room (gymnasium).

At the conclusion of the announcements and music program, participants will proceed to the Secret City Commemorative Walk area on the east side of the Oak Ridge Public Library parking lot for the countdown and tree lighting.

A shuttle cart will be available for guests that need assistance to and from the parking area. Seating will be provided by the pavilion stage.

Seasonal music this year is provided by the Linden Elementary School Choir and the Oak Ridge Community Band. Refreshments will be provided by UCOR and the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Visit the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department website at www.orrecparks.org or call (865) 425-3450 for additional information on special events and programs.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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