'Tis the season already.
The Tolland Permanent Celebration Committee and the Tolland Fire Department are joining forces this year to make the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the Green a "bigger and better event for Tolland residents."
The committee has scheduled the annual tree lighting ceremony for Saturday, Nov. 30 – one week earlier than usual – to pair it with the Tolland Fire Department’s Festival of Lights Parade.
The tree lighting is slated to begin at 4 p.m. on the green, with special guests arriving from the North Pole to help light the tree and visit with children about their holiday wishes.
Refreshments will be served, and non-perishable food items and donations will be collected for the Tolland Food Pantry.
At 5:05 p.m., festively decorated fire trucks and floats from Tolland and surrounding towns will begin a parade from the Tolland Senior Center to the Tolland Recreation Department at the old Parker Memorial School on Old Post Road.
For more information about the tree lighting, contact committee President Celeste Senechal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-543-4687.
For more information about the Tolland Festival of Lights Parade, contact the Tolland Fire Department at 860-871-3677, ext. 2540.