El Dorado Hills Town Center
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Again this year, the event will feature a Christmas Caroling Contest as part of the entertainment, with winners to perform live onstage.
Groups of all ages are asked to submit entries via YouTube or personal video to firstname.lastname@example.org between Nov. 1 and 16. The song must be a recognizable holiday carol with a length of no more than five minutes. Groups should have between 1 and 12 performers. Winners will be announced on Nov. 18.
The Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 175 kids to arrive will be invited to play the Stuff Your Stocking game where children visit participating businesses to fill their stockings with special gifts.
Enjoy live music from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and experience the Caroling Contest winner’s performance from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Right after families eagerly await Santa’s arrival on his traditional EDH fire truck to light the tree with magic glitter around 6:30 p.m. And of course, there will be cookies and hot chocolate.