The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

November 23, 2012

Holiday events offer variety for area residents

EDMOND — A list of festive events offer a variety of holiday sights and sounds for area residents.

The annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Edmond Electric Parade of Lights is set for Dec. 8 in downtown Edmond. Beginning at 6 p.m., residents and visitors can assemble at Shannon Miller Park, located near the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, for the 2012 mayor’s essay contest winner presentation.

“The lighted park is a true holiday tradition for Edmond. It was only fitting to announce the winner of the contest in such a festive holiday atmosphere,” said city spokeswoman Ashleigh Clark.

This year’s essay theme is “If you were Cindy Lou Who what would you do to convince the Grinch not to steal Christmas and help his heart grow three sizes too big?” The contest is open to all first- through fifth-grade Edmond students. Once the presentation has been made, contest winners will be able to ride in the Edmond Electric Parade of Lights. To enter the contest, bring essays by the mayor’s office, at 24 E. First St., no later than Nov. 27.

The parade route will be south on University at First, west on First Street to Broadway, north on Broadway to Campbell and east on Campbell to Main. Streets will begin closing in the downtown area at 6 p.m.

At 6:45 p.m., the parade will step off from the UCO campus and stroll through the beautifully lit downtown Edmond. After the parade, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to walk over to the annual Edmond outdoor ice rink presented by Edmond Electric. The rink will stay open until 10 p.m. that evening. For more information about the rink, visit expressice.com.

If your group or organization would like to participate in this fun holiday event, applications can be downloaded at edmondelectric.com or call Michelle Trimberger at 216-7671. The application deadline is Nov. 30.

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