The City of Perris officially welcomes the holiday season Nov. 28 when Mayor Daryl Busch throws the switch that lights the community’s Christmas tree.
The 28th annual Tree Lighting ceremony takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Campus, 101 North D Street. Mayor Busch begins the festivities when he lights the tree promptly at 6 p.m.
“This is always a great event and we always get a large and enthusiastic crowd,” Busch said. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this entertaining and fun event.”
The evening’s activities also include the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire engine, Polynesian dancers, participants in the “Perris Got Talent” contest, Boy Scouts, chorale groups and church choirs. Food and holiday-merchandise vendors also will be on hand. Everyone in attendance will receive complimentary desserts and hot chocolate.
Recreation Coordinator Rachel Pinedo said she considers the upcoming tree lighting one of her favorite events the City sponsors.
“It makes me feel like it’s Christmas,” she said.
The City of Perris will be hosting two other holiday events. On Dec. 5th, the City’s annual Christmas Parade takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Dec. 19, the City hosts its annual Breakfast With Santa event.