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Gig Harbor Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1st

Gig Harbor, Wash. – November 13, 2012– The annual lighting of the Gig Harbor tree will take place on Saturday December 1st at Skansie Brothers Park. The annual event starts with live music by Rokkerbox at 5:00pm and includes a live reindeer as well as a visit from Rhubarb, the Tacoma Rainiers mascot reindeer.

Thanks to sponsor CenturyLink, Santa hats will be handed out to all the kids, and thanks to the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available for free.

At 5:30pm Santa will arrive via the Gig Harbor Fire Department ladder truck and, together with Mayor Chuck Hunter, will light the tree. This year’s holiday tree is donated once again by Joint Base Lewis McChord and will stand 45 feet tall.

The City of Gig Harbor Public Works Department will be transporting the tree to Gig Harbor on November 19th and will be decorating the tree and the entire harbor in time for the December 1st festivities.

Santa will be available at the park following the tree lighting to meet with each child regarding their holiday wishes.

Details on this event and all holiday events and activities in Gig Harbor can be found by visiting , including special holiday lodging packages.

Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime Village.