Now Snowing Tree Lighting Ceremony-2013
Help Kick off Now Snowing with the first snowfall of the season, a special arrival by the big man himself-Santa Claus, strolling Carolers, and a whole lot more.
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A Celebration tradition! Join Celebration Town Center as they kick off 15th Annual Now Snowing event with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th from 5-9 PM. This special tree lighting event will feature live music, a special entrance by Santa Claus himself, and family fun for everyone.
This year, the Celebration Town Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will be an official Toys for Tots drop off location as the Celebration Exotic Car Festival will be on hand to donate one hundred brand new bikes to Toys for Tots. Bikes are the most asked for gift on Toys for Tots wish lists!
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier “Snowing” event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, free concerts every Saturday until Christmas, and special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent. Now Snowing is a month long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, and nightly snowfall at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM.
In addition to the everyday fun at Now Snowing Nightly, you can catch the Orlando Sentinel’s “A Celebration of Voices” on December 7th, an evening filled with young talent from across the United States, a special Radio Disney Holiday concert featuring Megan Nicole and Before You Exit on December 14th and “A Countdown to Christmas” featuring recording artists Ryan Cabrera and Lucy Iris on December 21st.
The event is brought to you by Lexin Capital, and sponsored in part by the Celebration Town Tavern, Melia Suites Hotel, and Experience Kissimmeee. Now Snowing Nightly parking and admission are free. Celebration is conveniently located between Highway 192 and interstate 4 near Walt Disney World.
5:00 p.m. Ice Rink, Train Rides, Horse and Carriage Rides, Strolling Carolers Begin
5:30 p.m.- Gina Marie Incandela Performs
5:50 p.m.- A Special Entrance By Santa Claus
5:55 p.m.- Tree Lighting
6:00 p.m.- First Snowfall of the Season
6:15 p.m.- A presentation to Toys for Tots
7:00 p.m.- Snowfall
8:00 p.m.- Snowfall
9:00 p.m.- Snowfall
Gina Marie Incandela- 5:30 PM
Orlando Aerial Arts Performs at 6:15, 7:15, and 8:15 PM