Get in the spirit of the season at the holiday tree lighting

As the holiday season approaches, mark your calendar for the Claremont Holiday Promenade on Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland where you can enjoy an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and great local shopping.

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with remarks from city council members and performances by the Moultrie Academy singers and Dynamite Dawson at the Depot.

Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take a photo of their little ones with the Clauses at city hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. and Ms. Claus will head over to the Depot at 6 p.m. for the tree lighting.

Shelton Park will host the Claremont High School Band, live reindeer and facepainting from 5 to 8 p.m. The folks at the Packing House have a photo booth as well as a live performance from a harpist and the band Cool Yule. Stop at the public plaza on your way to the Packing House to enjoy a performance by the Garey High School Orchestra.

The Holiday Promenade and tree lighting ceremony is co-sponsored by the city of Claremont, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont Village Marketing Group and the Doubletree Hilton Claremont. 

Village businesses will also be participating as “Holiday Cheer Stops” and will provide treats like hot chocolate, tea and cookies. Christmas carolers will stroll the Village in traditional caroler attire, adding to the holiday cheer.

For more information, call the Human Services Department at (909) 399-5358 or visit the city website at Get even more details at


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