- Crowds Wire LTD is Launching the Marketing Agency New Site
- Wohler releases iAM-AUDIO-8 with AoIP options
- Columbia: 3100 Block of Creasy Springs Road
About 3,000 spectators joined Mayor Ken McClure on Park Central Saturday night as he kicked off the holiday season with the annual Mayor's Tree Lighting and Holiday Show.
Springfield Ballet and Springfield Little Theatre's YES Troupe, along with dance troupes with Grupo Latino Americano and Studio Vie, jazz musician Shawn Munday, the Hibernotes, Central High School Choir, singers Jessie Cowen, Emalee Flatness and Matthew Hutchemann and Michael Spyres with Ozarks Lyric Opera; and Springfield Symphony Orchestra, performed holiday favorites.
The annual event has grown tremendously over the past few years, morphing from primarily a children's event to one which captures the attention of the entire community and draws spectators from around the region.
Like last year, citizens had the option of watching the show live on KY3 or coming down to the square to see the broadcast on a jumbo screen followed by the live tree lighting. Pre-show activities on the square included Selfies with Santa, a free SGF Holiday Express train around the square, free horse and carriage rides courtesy of the Downtown Community Improvement District, free hot chocolate, candy canes and cookies. Jordan Valley Ice Park offered free ice skating that evening. The tree and other lights at the square come on each night at dusk, as do the lights at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway.
More on Missouriar
- City of Columbia to open temporary overnight warming center at Wabash Bus Station Jan. 28
- Self-Care Routine Cards, LLC Website Launch
- QM Power Fortifies Partnership with University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Expands U.S. Presence
- Mr. Ismail Sirdah – A Man Of Intelligence And Patience
- Caleres Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index
A few stats:
- 344 Selfies with Santa
- 674 train rides
- 1,500 cups of hot chocolate
- 1,000 cookies
- 1 costumed Buddy the Elf
- 2 costumed snowmen
- 1 top hat
- 1 red cape.
The Mayor's Commission on Children provided free copies of the book "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at Park Central Library at readings after the tree lighting.
The event also serves to encourage donations to OPAL (Ozarks Performing Arts League). OPAL has a fund managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. All donations are processed through the CFO site and disbursed equally by the CFO to OPAL members.
For more information about OPAL, visit opalarts.org or call 417-864-6199.
For more information, please contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.
Latest on Missouriar
- Console & Associates, P.C. Explores Possible Lawsuits Stemming from Dark Herring Scamware
- Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Elects 2022 Board of Directors
- Master Magnetics Offers Neodymium Magnets for Sale
- Greasezilla® Experiences Demand Surge Amid Global Urgency to Mitigate Landfilling and Generate Renewable Energy Alternatives
- Three Ways Healthcare is Changing in 2022
- Edward Jones Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign's 2022 Corporate Equality Index
- World Wide Technology Earns 95 in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index
- edjuster Modernizes Insurance Claims Process with Streamlined Field Support
- Metrotel from Argentina Chooses Axiros for Full Automation of Their Device and Service Lifecycles
- Mens Environmentally Conscious Swimwear To Debut At New York Fashion Week
- Springfield Police Department Honors Four Promotions
- IDMWORKS Nabs Top 2021 Honors as "Americas SailPoint Partner of the Year" for the Fourth Time in the Past Five Years
- Columbia: Parks and Recreation reopening park and trail restrooms
- Founder Of Sheen Magazine & Co-founder Of Chapman Products Company Featured In Vogue Magazine
- City of St. Louis Seeks Applicants for Detention Facilities Oversight Board
- Columbia: Changes to COVID-19 data reporting, Information Hub
- Columbia: Lane restrictions and sidewalk closures on Worley Street to continue through February
- Sababa returns to Washington University on September 18
- ATXI receives final approval to construct the Limestone Ridge Project in southeast Missouri
- Neptuno USA, Corp Completes NAAP© Asset Management Program Implementation and 3D Site Virtualization of Vertical Portfolio of Missouri Based Gateway Towers, a Subsidiary of Chariton Valley