HOLTVILLE - Guests shivered and huddled close on a breezy November evening to watch as the Holtville Christmas tree was lit, bringing Holtville residents together in the cozy park in the middle of town.
The city of Holtville held its annual tree lighting ceremony at Holt Park on November 29 to celebrate the city's last Farmer’s Market and Street Fair of the year. Guests were invited to attend for kettle corn, hot chocolate, and visiting the vendors.
Finley Elementary and Holtville High School provided the evening’s entertainment with music to encourage the holiday spirit for guests.
With raffles, photo booths, and arts and crafts, the night was full of family and community fun.
Aimee Trujillo said she attended the tree lighting event with her friends for the first time.
“I expected a big tree, but it was cute. I really like the lights,” said Trujillo.
The tree is located at the top of the Holtville City Hall building. The twinkling lights from the trees in the park, wreaths, and decorated gazebo area provided a soft glow for the guests as they witnessed the main event of the evening. As the tree was lit, they smiled and snuggled close to their loved ones, enjoying the gentle breeze.
Trujillo said she saw flyers for the event and traveled from El Centro to experience the Christmas tree lighting. She explained that it was a small community event, but it was nice to have an opportunity for locals to come together.
“It’s nice that they do events so everyone can get together and socialize. They should do more events,” said Trujillo.