By Journal Staff
MARQUETTE - Marquette Township is gearing up for the holidays with its second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities Tuesday at the Westwood Mall.
The "Catch the Christmas Spirit" ceremony is set for 6 p.m. and will take place in the parking lot near the main mall entrance. The event will include music, sleigh rides and a visit from Santa Claus, who will light the Christmas tree being donated by Sargent Evergreens Tree Farm in Rapid River.
Bill Richards of Ishpeming will have his Pheordes horses on hand to give free horse-drawn wagon rides for the family at the second annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony set for Tuesday at the Westwood Mall. (Journal file photo)
"After the Christmas tree is lit, guests will be free to enter the mall for photos with Santa (families ca also take their own pictures) and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies inside the mall compliments of Beanarella's Coffeehouse and Huron Mountain Bakery," said LeAnne Kachmarski of the township events committe in a news release. "Ishpeming's Bill Richards will have his beautiful Pheordes horses on hand to give free horse-drawn wagon rides for the family."
A sheriff's deputy will be patrolling the ceremony with reports surfacing the Grinch may be on the loose in the township, "disrupting the Christmas spirit and looking to prevent the tree lighting ceremony."
For more information, contact the township offices at 228-6220.
If you go:
What: Catch the
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Westwood Mall