Fairview Park ushers in Christmas season

December 8, 2012 by  

Fairview Park welcomed the beginning of the Christmas season with a tree-lighting ceremony and other festivities on Sunday, November 25.

The trees, located in Fairview Park’s Gemini Center, were all decked out for Christmas with twinkling lights, but one tree in particular was the center of attention. Though Hurricane Sandy took her toll on Bain Park, one of the fallen trees was rescued and situated outside of the recreation center. This tree was decorated and bedazzled to welcome the Christmas season to Fairview Park and usher in the holiday shopping season.

As shoppers anxiously await the Christmas and holiday sales that inevitably occur throughout many shopping centers, malls, and stores at this time of year, business owners prepare for extra business and late working hours. Many retailers in and around the Fairview Park area are likely to run special promotions and sales during the holiday shopping season. Local printing companies will probably receive a little extra business of their own as business owners utilize printing services such as banner printing, poster printing, and catalog printing to advertise special holiday promotions.

Fairview Park’s annual tree-lighting ceremony was a free event opened to the community. Mayor Eileen Patton led the countdown to the lighting of the trees in the Gemini Center. Members of the band Christmas Bass played Christmas tunes, while the children of the community merrily sang along. After the lighting of the trees, children anxiously followed Santa Claus to the Willow Room, where all were given an opportunity to share their secret Christmas wishes with the jolly old elf. Members of Kiwanis served popcorn and doughnuts, while Caribou Coffee provided steaming hot chocolate.