Hyattsville’s Holiday Tree lighting helps make season bright

Students from Felegy Elementary sing before the city's Holiday Tree lighting. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The city kicked off the holiday season with its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Magruder Park on Dec. 7.

Student choir, dance and guitar groups from Felegy Elementary School performed for the crowd. City staff handed out hot chocolate while Santa strolled around, posing for pictures and talking to children. Before the tree was lit, Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth dedicated the tree to Imogen Louise, a local 5-year-old girl who passed away from heart complications. The mayor then flipped the switch and the tree lit up, to ooohs and aaahs from the residents gathered.

 

  • Mayor Candace Hollingsworth spoke before lighting the city's holiday tree. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School guitar club perform before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School guitar club perform before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Santa stopped by the Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School dance club perform before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School dance club perform before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School dance club perform before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School chorus sing before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School chorus sing before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School chorus sing before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Students from the Felegy Elementary School chorus sing before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography
  • Residents enjoyed music and dance performances before the City of Hyattsville Holiday Tree lighting on Dec. 7. Photo by Juliette Fradin Photography

 

 

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