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Holiday Tree Lighting

Join in a community celebration to welcome in the season

Note: This event has already passed.

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden welcomes in the holiday season with a Tree Lighting Celebration on Dec. 2 on Clay Kaserne.

The annual holiday event will feature seasonal music, refreshments for sale, a visit by the Jolly Old Elf, photos with Santa, children's arts and crafts and more.

Event Timeline:

  • 3:45-5 p.m. -- Operation Santa Flight (Santa will be visiting Wiesbaden housing areas including Hainerberg, Aukamm, Cretview, Newman Village and Clay). Children can wave to Santa from their windows -- Santa won't have time to stop. After that he'll join the garrison commander to help light the tree.
  • 5 p.m. -- Private Organization food sales begin
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Seasonal music
  • 5:50 p.m. -- Chaplain opening invocation
  • 5:55 p.m. -- Special guest greetings and opening remarks
  • 6 p.m. -- Santa arrives
  • 6:10 p.m. -- Tree lighting
  • 6:15-9 p.m. -- Photos with Santa and children's activities

Be sure to register for the annual MWR Holiday Giveaway in the Clay Chapel at the Photos With Santa section. MWR will be drawing three winners after the Tree Lighting (on Monday, Dec. 6). Prizes include MWR Gift Cards -- a $500 card, a $250 card and a $100 card. Winners will be announced on the Wiesbaden Family and MWR Facebook page.



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