The City of Dickson’s Christmas tree was purchased from the Burns Garden Center to aid in that business’ recovery from a fire last month, the city said in an announcement.
The tree-lighting ceremony is Friday at Tom Waychoff Memorial Park on the southeast corner of College and Main streets as part of the Christmas in Downtown Dickson celebration. Singing begins at 5 p.m. and Mayor Don Weiss will throw the switch to light the tree at 5:30 p.m.
Festivities will run until 9 p.m. and include stores remaining open with sales, refreshments, pictures with Santa Claus, a live nativity and Walk through Bethlehem at the Dickson County Help Center. Entertainment includes children’s train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides.
Burns Garden Center lost a lot of landscaping supplies in last month’s fire that also destroyed a house on the Highway 47 property.
Dickson Parks and Recreation Department office coordinator Wanda Forrester will be performing and leading the singing of Christmas carols to kick off the ceremony.
Art students from Centennial Elementary School created tree decorations inspired by artist Jessi Raulet. Raulet, an Indiana native now based in France, is “known internationally for her bold, expressive brush strokes in a whirlwind of colors,” the city’s announcement said.
CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN DICKSON
What: Dickson Christmas tree lighting and celebration
Where: Tom Waychoff Memorial Park (intersection of College and Main streets)
When: Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m.