In a delightful celebration to usher in the holiday spirit, the St. Paul Regional Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) orchestrated its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1.
This year’s festivities embraced a more interactive and engaging format, creating a warm and festive atmosphere for all attendees.
The event unfolded just outside the St. Paul Museum, where the air was filled with the inviting aroma of snacks and hot drinks. Families and community members gathered freely, parking around the museum and the Recreation Centre, before embarking on a joyful stroll down to the iconic UFO Landing Pad.
One of the highlights of this year’s celebration was the addition of glowing inflatables, strategically placed along the paths leading to the Destrube House. Among these festive displays stood a human-sized nutcracker, graciously guarding the entrance and adding a touch of whimsy to the evening.
FCSS Director Lynn Smid expressed her enthusiasm for the refreshed format, emphasizing that the change provided more opportunities for attendees to linger, walk around, socialize, and explore the offerings of the St. Paul Museum.
As the evening unfolded, families enjoyed the enchanting glow of the recently lit-up Christmas tree at the UFO Landing Pad. The community spirit was palpable, with laughter, joy, and the collective excitement marking the beginning of the holiday season.
The St. Paul Regional FCSS continues to play a pivotal role in fostering community connections and creating memorable experiences for residents. The success of the Christmas Tree Lighting event showcases the dedication of the FCSS in bringing the community together and spreading holiday cheer.
Residents eagerly anticipate more festive events and community gatherings as St. Paul embraces the holiday season with warmth and enthusiasm. The FCSS’s commitment to creating engaging and interactive experiences is undoubtedly enhancing the holiday spirit in the region.