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News Release
Battle Ground to Kick off the Holiday Season with New & Longstanding Traditions - 11/19/20

The city of Battle Ground invites the community to kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm.  The community’s long standing tradition will be held virtually this year, but will continue to embrace everyone’s favorite moments. 

As is custom, the Battle Ground High School Choir will lead caroling as we anticipate the arrival of Santa via Fire District 3 Engine.  Santa is looking forward to greeting everyone and, with Mayor Cortes, will lead a countdown to the lighting of the tree – the community’s ceremonial kick-off to the holiday season.

The virtual Holiday Tree Lighting, and all of this year’s holiday activities, will be featured on the city’s Facebook page and YouTube channel as well as the city’s website at www.cityofbg.org/holidays.   

This year’s season brings new traditions designed to add an extra bit of holiday cheer. The Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 East Main Street in the city’s historic Old Town District, will be the site of a Window Wonderland featuring bright and beautiful holiday displays.  We invite you to take a real or virtual stroll along the community center to take in the magic of the season. 

Santa Claus invites families and children of all ages to gather ‘round on December 23 as he shares one of his favorite holiday books.  Santa’s Read-Along will be broadcast live at 6:00 pm from his very own living room in the North Pole.

Thanks to folks with a kind and generous spirit, new holiday banners will line Main Street in Old Town.   A creative cohort of volunteers designed the banners that were purchased with monetary donations.  DJ’s Electrical, Inc., a Battle Ground born business, is donating services to hang the banners. Leading the volunteer effort is the city’s Parks & Community Engagement Advisory Board that continues to support innovative and meaningful ways to strengthen community connections. 

From everyone at the City of Battle Ground, Happy Holidays!  We are thankful to serve a community that reflects the kind and generous spirit of the holiday season. 

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