Carlisle's "New" Tree Lighting Ceremony Brought in a Visit from the Jolly Old Elf

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Santa sits in his comfy set created by Sabrina Morris

CARLISLE, OH -- (Photos Courtesy of Debbie Kemper) Carlisle residents came out to celebrate the city's official tree lighting ceremony last week. What made this tree lighting different than any others they have done, this year the city officials had two trees to light up.

"We had both our live tree that sits in front of city hall, and we now have a new light tree," explained council woman Debbie Kemper.

The tree lighting celebration included both the new light tree on the west side of the building and the old real tree in front of Town Hall's entrance.

Along with the lighting of the two trees, some members from the Carlisle High School Band came out to play Christmas Carols as the Carlisle Fire Truck brought Santa in.

Members from the Carlisle Band played Christmas Carols.

Santa was greeted by smiling children as he got of the fire truck.

After the lighting of the two trees festive goers were invited over to the Carlisle Community Church for hot chocolate, cookies and other treats, as well as, photo opps with Santa.

The Jolly Old Elf got a big hug from this little one.

Santa had helpers with him to assist in crafts with the kids and the picture taking line.

"Oh Santa, I know this next one coming up... and trust me... they are on the naughty list," lauged the elf helper.
People of all ages love getting their photo with Santa.

"I just love this community," said Kemper

Santa stopped to get a photo with council members, Tim Humphries, Mayor Randy Wrinkler, Debbie Kemper and Jason Faulkner.

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