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Lincoln Park Tree Lighting to include Santa visit, caroling and refreshments

The News Herald logo The News Herald 11/28/2022 Jim Kasuba, The News Herald, Southgate, Mich.

Nov. 27—The city of Lincoln Park officially kicks off the Christmas season Dec. 3 with its tree lighting event.

This year's event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Southfield Road parking lot median. A reception will follow at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road.

Compared to some other Downriver communities, Lincoln Park's tree lighting is relatively new, with its inaugural one held in 2012. But in just 10 years, the event has become a tradition for many families preparing for the holiday season.

A calendar notice in the Lincoln Park Historical Society and Museum newsletter states that the public reception will take place in a warming tent at the museum parking lot and will include refreshments, caroling and visits with Santa Claus. However, the museum itself also will be open during the event.

The tree lighting could be an opportunity to check out "50 Years of Collecting," an exhibit celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Historical Museum, which opened in May 1972. The museum closes out the year by taking a look back in time at a wide selection of gifts made to the museum's collection from each of the past five decades. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

Some of the attractions to look for at the Lincoln Park Tree Lighting ceremony and reception include an acoustic duo who will perform, with 15 students from the Lincoln Park High School Choir accompanying them.

City officials said Refuge Coffee will be serving cookies and warm beverages, and White Castle will be at the museum serving the restaurant's famous sliders.

Santa will make a grand entrance to the event, arriving from the Lincoln Park Fire Department on a fire truck. The jolly old elf will be available for pictures outside of the museum.

The tree lighting is put on by the Lincoln Park Downtown Development Authority, under the direction of Carl Malysz.

(c)2022 The News Herald, Southgate, Mich. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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