Annual Wilton Manors Holiday Celebration at Jaycee Park

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The City of Wilton Manors is lighting a Christmas tree, Menorah and Kinara at the annual Holiday Lighting Celebration Dec. 6 at Jaycee Park, located on Wilton Drive and 21 Court. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m visitors can enjoy food, vendors, and performances from local artists.

Wilton Manors has been throwing this event for over nine years and usually reels in a crowd of families and members of the community, according to Wilton Manors recreation coordinator Mary Jo Rutledge.

“It's a kick off into the holiday season and promotes holiday spirit,” Rutledge said.

City commission members will give a few speeches before the ornaments are lit and three to four local artists will perform. The line up includes the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Church of the Holy SpiritSong, Craig Strang and Ben Bagby, and David Meulemans. Wilton Manors Elementary after school program choir also performs every year, according to Rutledge.

“Some of them performed with us in the past,” she said. “They're all professional singers and performers but they're also volunteers.”

For more information call the City of Wilton Manors Leisure Services (954) 390-2130.

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