Annual tree lighting on Manheim’s Market Square is Dec. 1

By on November 20, 2018

This year the Manheim Lions Club will be sponsoring the 18th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Market Square in Manheim on Dec. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The rain/snow date is Dec 2.

This year’s festivities will include performances from Cricket’s Performing Arts, Manheim Central Middle School choral group Meistersingers, and the Manheim Brass Band. There will be caroling and visits with jolly St Nick.

Residents and visitors will be able to win a chance to “flip the switch” to illuminate the lights on the Christmas tree. This year, the Christmas tree lights will be synchronized to music, thanks to Stray Lighting and Production Services, Lititz.

Food vendors will be available and people attending the event are encouraged to bring a new toy for the Toys for Tots collection box sponsored by Northwest EMS.

A full list of upcoming Manheim holiday events can be found at


At the time this photo was taken in 2016, four-year-old Maci Sherwood performed as a reindeer at Manheim’s tree lighting in Market Square. She is the daughter of Ashley and Derek Sherwood, Manheim, and had been dancing with Cricket’s Performing Arts since she was two. (Photos by Alan Johnson)

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