Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little and the Brentwood City Commission have announced dates and times for the 21st annual Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting and other holiday events.
The tree will be let on Monday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library, located at 8109 Concord Road. City leaders will speak during the brief program, and the Brentwood High School choir will perform holiday songs. The tree lighting will be next, and the event will conclude with light refreshments inside the library. There will also be an American sign language interpreter present during the ceremony.
Brentwood police officers will direct traffic into the library parking lot until it reaches capacity, or at 5 p.m. Those who arrive after 5 p.m. will be directed to park at the Concord Park/Civitan Ball Park parking lot, which is adjacent to Lipscomb Elementary School. The short walking path over to the library will be lighted.
This year’s tree will also feature special 50th anniversary edition ornaments in culmination of Brentwood’s 50th birthday celebration as an incorporated city.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, tickets will be available for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. readings of “The Polar Express” on Dec. 2 and the magic shows at the Morning with Santa event on Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. All other activities at the Morning with Santa event are free and open to everyone.
Be sure to check the John P. Holt Brentwood Library Facebook page for more information. Tickets can be purchased in person at the library.
Brentwood Holiday Events
Annual Tree Lighting — Monday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.
This is a free program, and advance registration is not required. The 21st annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with special dedication by Mayor Rhea Little will also include special music, holiday treats and warm cider. The tree lighting music will be provided by the Brentwood High School choir.
“The Polar Express” Readings — Monday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Live readings of “The Polar Express” in the Brentwood Library Reading Room require a ticket to attend. The event is free, but a limited number of tickets are available at the children’s department in the Brentwood Library starting Nov. 18. There will be an American sign language interpreter at both readings.
Morning with Santa — Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon
Magician Scott Humston will amaze and delight with his fascinating magic and hilarious showmanship with shows at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Enjoy refreshments, face painting, music, giveaways and, of course, Santa Claus. This is a free program, but advance tickets are required.
Brentwood Luminaries — Saturday, Dec. 7, dusk-9 p.m.
The official night to display luminaries in Brentwood neighborhoods is Saturday, Dec. 7. The city sets the date, but each homeowner association plans the details. To be on the safe side, instead of using candles, try using glow sticks or flameless candles. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the luminary date will be Sunday, Dec. 8. Each neighborhood, usually through its homeowners association, makes the final decision on luminary postponement.
Additional details on these events can be found here.