Burnsville prepares for a glowing holiday

November 24, 2013 by  

The 15th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony is taking place in Burnsville in just a few days’ time It is to be hosted by the Burnsville Community Foundation.

This year, the city will be using over 200,000 small lights to decorate 230 street lights and a 30-foot tree with snowflakes. Reassuringly for the eco-conscious, the lights being used are LEDs.

There will be plenty of activities for those of all ages taking place during the evening, including musical entertainment from a pair of local singing groups. Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to be on hand to meet with residents. In addition, lots of free refreshments will be served, such as hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes. All guests will also receive a glowstick favor as long as supplies last, completing what should be an event that will get everyone thinking of the holidays.

Those who make their way to the ceremony to partake in the activities are also asked to bring non-perishable food or cash donations for the local food shelf.

It is likely that the Burnsville Community Foundation will widely market this event to residents of the city. Methods to do this might include investing in posters and flyers from local printing companies, which can easily be distributed through the mail at a very manageable cost.

The Winter Lighting Ceremony is taking place at Nicollet Commons Park this Wednesday, November 27, from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm. Call 952-953-7442 for more information.