Guess the Time for Tree Lighting
Annually, the Village Green board strings holiday lights on a single tree in the nonprofit’s pocket park that is bounded by Sunset Boulevard, Swarthmore and Antioch.
Once a little tree, the “Charlie Brown” pine has grown and grown since it was planted in 1973. It is now so tall and bushy, firefighters from Station 69 help put up the lights.
On November 7, the hook and ladder was at the Village Green and lights were lowered onto the tree (no staples were used, which would hurt the tree).
In past years, the lights were turned on at the start of the Chamber’s Holiday Ho!Ho!Ho! event, when Santa and Mrs. Claus came by the Green atop the fire truck.
This year, Ho!Ho!Ho! will be replaced by a stroll through the Palisades and people can make an appointment to see Santa at Caruso’s Palisades Village.
So, when will the holiday lights go on at the Village Green? The board has selected the date, and a contest is being held for people to guess the day and time that “Charlie Brown” will be lit. The person with the closest guess will win a prize, generously donated by Vintage Grocers.
Guesses (day and time) can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.