Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration


Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 4, 2021! It will be another great day in Newport as we kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting Celebration beginning at 4 pm.

Performances of Christmas Classics

  • Innovation
  • Minivation
  • 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 high above the square on the Newport Fire Company ladder truck


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

Children's Craft

  • Children are invited to make a festive reindeer mask

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