City Set to Kick off Holiday Season This Friday

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett Chamber of Commerce, and the Office of Human Services are pleased to announce that the Human Services Holiday Fundraiser has been moved to this Friday, December 6th, to coincide with the City’s Annual Tree Lighting and Downtown Open House.

The holiday celebration will begin at 4:30pm in Everett Square with Santa’s arrival, and will include performances by local area groups, such as the Girl Scouts and Everett High School Choir, as well as holiday performances by Jack Frost and Suzy Snowflake!  Be sure to bring the whole family to enjoy visits with Santa and Rudolph at both the Everett Co-Op and Eagle Bank, sleigh rides on a real horse and carriage in the square, street performers such as a Nutcracker on stilts and an Elf Balloon Twister, and of course the lighting of the City’s Tree at 6:00pm!

The merging of the two events will promote both celebration and community spirit by including the collection of donations for the Office of Human Services Holiday Assistance programs.  Donations of checks or gift cards to local area stores and supermarkets will be collected at the 8/10 Bar and Grille (on Norwood Street) throughout the entirety of the event.  Mayor DeMaria will visit the 8/10 after lighting the City’s tree to visit with and thank all of those who participate and donate.

“Everett is such a strong community,” states Mayor DeMaria, “filled with compassionate and caring people – and it really shows during the holiday season.  I hope everyone will come together in Everett Square this Friday and help me light the City’s Tree.  And then be sure to join me after at the 8/10 and make a donation to our Office of Human Services assistance programs.”

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