Snowy Celebration with Park Lighting Ceremony

By Sylvia Flores….
On Saturday, December 3, 2011, join us for the City’s Annual Winter Fest, scheduled to take place at Samson Oceanfront Park, from 5pm – 8pm. The evening will start off by the City Commission flipping the switch for our Annual Park Lighting Ceremony, to illuminate more than 70,000 lights throughout the park, including pole decorations, snowflakes, and other festive décor. These lights will remain at Samson Oceanfront Park through December 2011.

In addition to the Annual Park Lighting Ceremony, other activities taking place are the awards presentation for the youth sports program participants (cheerleading, soccer, baseball, and basketball), as well as a performance by the cheerleading squad. Guests can enjoy free rides, crafts, and live music presented by the Holly Carolers. A section of the park will also be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with a snow play area for the kids (and adults alike), and an authentic snow slide. There will be a special visit from Santa Claus, and an opportunity to take pictures with him as well. There will be various food vendors on site selling pizza, hot-dogs, hamburgers, and other tasty items.

Be sure to stop by and join in on the fun. Parking will be available in the municipal lot behind Walgreen’s, as well as along 174th Street for the event. In addition, the City Shuttle Bus will be providing free service and running on a special events schedule to accommodate guests. For more information, please call the Cultural & Human Services Department at 305.792.1706.

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