Marquette Township, MI – December 7, 2015 – Santa Claus is coming to Marquette Township tomorrow night to throw the big switch on the Christmas Tree during the annual Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Bring your entire family to the Westwood Mall and get into the Christmas spirit with this fun-filled family event. The Redmen Chorale take the big stage at 6 pm for a Christmas carol singalong! Santa will arrive on the township fire truck and will throw the switch onstage to light the township Christmas tree and officially kick off the Marquette Township Christmas! Marquette Township resident Jim O’Dovero donated this year’s beautiful, 33 foot tall tree.
After caroling, make sure you go inside the Westwood Mall for FREE coffee courtesy of Biggby Coffee, FREE popcorn from Honor Credit Union, and FREE cookies from Super One Foods in Marquette! Santa will be available for pictures until 8 pm.
Keep an eye out for the Grinch tomorrow – he’s been spotted right here in the township slinking around some of the businesses! Township officials alerted the Sheriff right away, so deputies will be on hand tomorrow night in case the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the township!
Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa and maybe even see the Grinch! Come to the Westwood Mall on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 pm and Catch the Christmas Spirit with Marquette Township.
Special thanks to the many businesses and individuals who make this event a success every year. We thank Jim O’Dovero for his tree donation, Rusty Bowers and his son for handling the activities of Santa and the Grinch, the Marquette Township Fire Department and the firemen who “fly” Santa in on our township fire truck, Marquette County Sheriff Deputies for looking after the safety of the township and ridding it of rascals like the Grinch, Super One Foods for the 350 cookies and apple juice for the kids, Landon at Biggby Coffee for providing hot coffee for township residents, Ellen at the Westwood Mall for making it a beautiful place to take pictures with Santa and to warm up after the tree lighting, Jan Brodersen of the Marquette Public Schools for bringing the students over and singing wonderful carols from the Great Lakes Radio stage, Luke Noordyk who works in the township and is a personality on Sunny.FM afternoons for spearheading the setup and lighting of the large 33-foot tree, Ross at Honor Credit Union for all the delicious popcorn, and many thanks to Township Manager Randy Girard and the Marquette Township Board and employees of the fastest growing township in Michigan for making it the best place to live, work, and play.