Welcome Home for Christmas tree lighting set for Nov. 27

Children can write letters to Santa while attending the event


The fourth annual Welcome Home for Christmas and City Tree Lighting event will happen  Nov. 27, and Sparta’s Liberty Square will be filled with the sights and sounds of holiday joy.

The event, which will kick off at 5 p.m., will include carriage rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a station for writing letters to the head elf himself. Visitors to the event can warm themselves with the purchase of hot chocolate or a specialty drink, while listening to musicians fill the air with holiday music. Food trucks will also be on hand for those who get hungry while shopping around the town square, as many of the local businesses will be staying open into the evening.

While taking a break from visiting the shops, riding the carriage, or looking at the Christmas displays that light up the square during the holiday season, attendees to this year’s Welcome Home for Christmas event can watch Christmas movies that will be projected onto the side of a building or get involved with a community sing- along as beloved Christmas carols will be sung around the city’s tree at the entrance to  Sparta Amphitheater.

Before the lights are turned on for the first time this season, Santa will read aloud the story of the first Christmas and bring some of his magic to the evening as he is promising a brief “snow shower” for the magical moment when Sparta’s Christmas Tree is lit.      


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