Rockin' Around the City Tree


For Immediate Release

Contact Information
Helen Zoellner
Public Relations Manager
441-292-1234 ext.204

City Announces Holiday Lighting of the Tree

Hamilton – November 2, 2023

With the festive season nearly upon us, the City of Hamilton invites members of the public to stop by City Hall on November 24th from 6:30pm until 9:00pm for Rockin’ Around the City Tree.

Come and join the City for the annual lighting of the iconic City Hall Christmas Tree. Enjoy free photo ops with the man in red himself as he makes his first official appearance of the season! A professional photographer will be on hand to take free portraits with Santa which attendees can walk away with on the night as a special holiday keepsake.

Complimentary cups of hot chocolate from Ashley’s Lemonade will be given to attendees. There will be live entertainment and dynamic, high-energy performances on the lawn to keep spirits high!

“Nothing signifies the start of the Christmas season more than a visit from Santa and hot chocolate around the iconic City Christmas tree!” said Director of Marketing & Communications Jessica Astwood. “The lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree has always been a highly anticipated occasion as it is the official way that the City welcomes Christmas to Hamilton.”

The City encourages families to make a night of it and add a stop at a City restaurant for dinner or tackle some holiday shopping with a City retailer before heading to the event.

In the spirit of giving, on-site donations will be encouraged to charitable partner, Tomorrow’s Voices - Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre, which has been a longstanding collaborator of the annual tree lighting ceremony since 2017. Designed to meet the needs of those diagnosed with autism and on the autism spectrum, the contribution to the Bermuda community that Tomorrow’s Voices has made since its inception in 2007 has been invaluable as they help parents and guardians subsidize the therapeutic costs associated with their child’s developmental needs.

Tomorrow’s Voices Funding & Development Officer Stacy Hill said, “Tomorrow’s Voices is happy to partner with the City of Hamilton for the annual lighting of the tree ceremony event. Rockin’ Around the City Tree is a great opportunity to spread awareness on the significance of autism in our community as well as highlight the services of Tomorrow’s Voices supporting those touched by autism. We thank the City of Hamilton for giving us an opportunity to be a part of this historic event.”

For additional information, contact the City of Hamilton at events@cityhall.bm with any questions about either event or visit the City’s website at www.cityofhamilton.bm.

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