City kicks off holidays with tree-lighting ceremony

The city of Claremont welcomes all residents to an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a tree-lighting ceremony and more.

The annual Holiday Promenade, to be held this Friday, December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., will include a skating rink at Indian Hill Boulevard and Second Street, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at city hall, a tree-lighting ceremony at the Depot with musical performances by the CHS Chamber Singers, and shops and restaurants hosting holiday cheer and scavenger hunt stops. A variety of entertainment will be available throughout the Village, including carolers in the Public Plaza.

This year’s schedule of events is as follows:

Depot Main Stage

5 to 6 p.m.: Carolers

6 to 6:30 p.m.: Tree-Lighting

6 to 7:30 p.m.: CHS Chamber Singers

City Hall

5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.: Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus 

5 to 8 p.m.: Moultrie Academy Performance

Corner of Indian Hill Boulevard & Second Street 

1 to 9 p.m.: Skating Rink

$5 per person ages 5 and over. Also available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.

For information, contact the Community and Human Services Department at 399-5490 or visit


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