The City of New Carlisle will host a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 6 and then a parade the next day.

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The event is special in the community and a great way to kick off the holidays. said New Carlisle Mayor Mike Lowrey.

“Between the tree lighting and the Christmas parade, it’s something that the community looks forward to and it’s a special moment to help everyone get ready for Christmas,” Lowrey said.

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The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Lowrey said those who plan to attend should consider showing up a little early because there are lots of festivities.

“The Tecumseh Choir will be singing, children will be able to drop off a letter to Santa, we will be giving out candy canes,” he said. “It’s just for people to enjoy the evening before we light the tree.”

And if residents don’t want to wait until next Friday to see the tree, they don’t have to. Crews worked throughout Monday morning to hoist the Christmas tree on the corner of Main and Washington streets.

The event is predominantly paid for by donations, Lowrey said.

The morning after the tree lighting the annual Christmas parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will go down Main Street, he said.

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Favorites like Snoopy, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman are expected to make another appearance this year. They will be large balloon-like lawn ornaments, Lowrey said.

Santa and Mrs. Clause are also expected to cap off the event.

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