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Mount Vernon Celebrates The Holidays With Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mount Vernon's city hall holiday tree lighting event will take place on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon's city hall holiday tree lighting event will take place on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m. Photo Credit: Provided

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Mount Vernon will officially light the City Hall holiday tree on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

Mayor Ernest D. Davis will light the tree at the start of the festivities, which will include refreshments and holiday music.

“Despite the challenges that some of us face, we hope our celebration will spread some cheer among those of us who are facing difficulty this holiday season,” said Davis.

American Christmas -- a local company responsible for magnificent displays at Manhattan locations such as Macy’s, Radio City Music Hall, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Rockefeller Center -- has been donating a 20-foot tree for a number of years.

Every year, a team of designers erect an artificial tree decorated with LED lights not only at city hall but at the police and fire departments as well. The annual gift giveaway brings out a lot of children. Parents are reminded that children must be accompanied by an adult to receive a free toy.

Holiday performances will be provided by the Columbus School Band, Mount Vernon School of Music and the Mayor’s Interfaith Choir. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held on the ground floor of City Hall.

For additional information, contact Shari Harris, Special Assistant to the Mayor at 914-665-2572.

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