Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony – which is also the first night of Fantasy Lights around the lake – at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine.
Children can visit with Santa and parents should bring their own cameras for photos. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa at the Parks & Rec booth.
This will also be opening night of the Rotary Club's 14th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival. The 50 animated light displays around the Central Park lake will continue 6:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. Admission to Fantasy Lights is free, but donations to support Rotary's service work are accepted.
Fantasy Lights is a self-guided walking tour that also includes festive live and broadcast music, Santa's Village, and holiday refreshments available for purchase. Check www.flaglerrotary.org for more details as it gets closer to the event.