University Place Christmas Tree Lighting

Invite your family and neighbors to come out for a very special evening and community event on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Market Square for the lighting of the University Place Christmas Tree. This continues our new tradition in U.P., with the annual Christmas tree lighting festivities beginning after dark amid the holiday lights of Market Square.

The fun will begin at 4:30 p.m. when school performances start. Santa arrives on a West Pierce Fire Truck at 5 p.m. As in years past, little dancers from University Place will be on hand to escort the Jolly Ol’ Elf inside for pictures at the Atrium fireplace while U.P. students perform festive holiday tunes outside in Market Square. The lighting of the tree will take place at 6 p.m. and Santa pictures will continue until 7:30 p.m. The cost of the photos will be $5 and benefit the Curtis Key Club of University Place.
 
Plan to make an evening out of this special celebration. Bundle up the kids, admire the twinkling lights and snack on Top Pot Doughnuts and Hometown Dogs while staying warm by the outdoor fireplace. What better way to mark the beginning of the holiday season than by making memories that will last a lifetime and celebrating with your community in the heart of U.P. – the Village at Chambers Bay.
 
We hope to see you on Dec. 1!