Chilly temperatures not enough to stop Main Street Christmas celebration
Despite chilly winter temperatures, hundreds of people gathered in Concordia Central Park to see the 35-foot tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree lit on Saturday, Nov. 17, during the third annual Main Street Christmas event.
Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies were enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Children visited with Santa, Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters, decorated Santa cookie plates, and visited the animals in the petting zoo. Many adults got a jump-start on their holiday shopping with local organizations and vendors.
Performers Lisa Paul, Clint Paul and Roxanne Nierman opened the night with a mix of Christmas songs and encouraged the crowd to sing along with several familiar carols. Concordia Mayor Michael Brown implored revelers to join him in a countdown to turn on the lights and the festive crowd was happy to oblige. The performers led the onlookers in the singing of “Silent Night” following the lighting of the tree.
Concordia Main Street is thrilled to host this family-friendly community event each year; it’s a wonderful opportunity to foster a sense of pride within the community and engage area residents. The organization is grateful for the city of Concordia and Concordia Parks and Recreation Department for their support — and to the many supportive community members who helped to make this year’s event a success.