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Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony in Belize City Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

Downtown Belize City was packed on Friday night, November 29th, for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony of the Belize City Council. Albert Street was blocked to vehicular traffic from the Swing Bridge to Church Street for the spectacular event staged at the Mule Park.

Mayor Darrel Bradley said, “This has become an important tradition for us and everyone- especially the kids- really looks forward to it.” The event was sponsored by Bowen and Bowen’s Coca-Cola. There were live performances by the Pantempers Steel Band and the General Supa G. Mayor Bradley said, “for us it marks the beginning of the Christmas season and it is really refreshing to see so many people out here in that Christmas spirit to show goodwill among men and women which is what Christmas is really about.”

After Mayor Bradley and Michael Bowen, CEO of Bowen & Bowen, lit the Christmas tree, Coke and cupcakes were given to every child.  Many who attended the event noticed that no gifts or goody bags were given away this year. The Council says that is because they are going to do so at the re-opening of BTL Park on December 20th.