Hometown Christmas, an annual Andover holiday tradition, will takeplace on Thursday in Andover Central Park.
This year the 36th annual event will kick off in an even brighter way with an inaugural lighting of the new 22-foot Christmas tree, gifted by Capitol Federal®.
“This gift by Capitol Federal illustrates the strong sense of pride shared by Andover residents and businesses alike,” stated Mayor Ben Lawrence.
“Capitol Federal is proud of being a part of the Andover community,” remarked Jennifur Gorman, vice president-branch manager, “and we are thrilled Capitol Federal had the opportunity to present this Christmas gift to our neighbors. We hope you enjoy this beautiful tree, and we wish you all best for the holidays.”
Other activities that will take place the evening of Hometown Christmas include:
• Pictures with Santa
• Chili cook-off
• Hay rack rides through a luminary lit path in the park
• S’mores with Andover emergency responders around a fire pit
• Holiday themed kid crafts
• Live music provided by Andover schools
• Hot chocolate and apple cider
The cost of admission for Hometown Christmas is a donation of any of the following: canned/staple foods, new toys, or cash. These items are distributed to deserving Andover families through the local Caring & Sharing program and the Andover Food Bank.
For more information about Hometown Christmas, including a registration form for the Chili Cook Off, visit www.andoverks.com/HTC.