Tree Lighting Ceremony


UPDATE: The Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 2nd! The times and program are not being changed.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2, 2018. It will be another great day in Newport as we kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 pm to 6 pm.

This event will feature the following festive components:

Performances of Christmas Classics

  • Innovation
  • Newport Elementary School Chorus

Readings and Greetings

  • Newport Mayor Mary Hetrick
  • Master of Ceremonies Glenn Holliman

The Tree!

  • Lighting of the tree by Santa Claus on Newport Fire Company ladder truck

Refreshments Starting at 4:30 pm

  • Hot dogs courtesy of the Newport Lions Club
  • Cookies donated by area churches
  • Cotton candy and hot chocolate courtesy of Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society

Children's Craft

Children are invited to make a keepsake ornament!

Photo Opportunities

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos after the tree lighting
  • Grab your friends and family to pose behind our giant vintage postcard-inspired Newport photo frame!

Thank you to everyone who participants in this event!

Questions? Send an e-mail to NRPS at