The “Lights on Temple City” last month allowed people of all ages to prepare for the Christmas season.
Written by ERIC QUACH / Published January 13, 2011
The annual “Lights on Temple City” Christmas event took place at Temple City Park on December 10, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM. This was an event for people of all ages, and it was a time for families to spend time together.
There were festive entertainments featuring Temple City High’s Brighter Side and Marching Band. Brighter Side singers sang several of Christmas song such as “Christmas Time is Here,” “Fum Fum Fum,” “Christmas Children,” and “Rock and Roll Christmas.”
After the Brighter Side singers, the Marching Band played “O’ Christmas Tree” as Mayor Tom Chavez lit the 100 year old redwood tree. Once the tree was lit, the band began playing many other Christmas songs such as “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” “Up on the House Top,” and “Sleigh Ride” to entertain the crowd.
While adults listened to the music, children were able to play in snow areas, get their very own balloon animal, ride in the holiday express train, make holiday arts and crafts and meet Santa Claus. Volunteers served free hot cocoa and delicious fresh cookies to anyone who attended.
Though there was not a parade like the previous years, the weather was perfect and everyone had an amazing time. The lighting of the tree was a wonderful way for residents of Temple City to prepare for the Christmas festivities and the Christmas atmosphere.