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Mission’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration happening tonight

Photographs with Santa, free drawings for bicycles and toys, folklorico groups, musical and choral performances are all on the agenda for the City of Mission’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration on Friday, Dec. 2.

Mission Deputy City Manager Aida Lerma said arts and crafts; door prizes and mariachis will also be part of the celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Leo Peña Pazita Park in Downtown Mission. The actual tree lighting will happen at 6 p.m. with festivities continuing until 10 p.m. Food vendors will also be on hand, she said.


Performances are planned by Agape Christian School, Mission High School’s theater group, Folklorico groups from Mission Parks & Recreation and Mission Consolidated Independent School District, the South Texas College Chamber Winds ensemble and the Bryan Elementary Fifth Grade Choir. A Zumba demonstration by Alejandra Flores is also scheduled.

The public is invited to the park located on Conway Avenue and West Eighth Street. For more information contact the Mission Parks & Recreation at 956-580-8760.

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