Join Utah Tech University in kicking off the holiday season at Trailblazer Nation Tree Lighting Celebration

Utah Tech University invites the community to join the institution in ushering in the holiday season at the sixth annual Trailblazer Nation Tree Lighting Celebration.

The celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Holland Plaza on Utah Tech’s campus. The ceremonial lighting of the 40-foot light tree will take place at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“I am so excited to kick off the holiday season with our friends and community at our annual Tree Lighting Celebration,” Valerie De La O, events and promotions coordinator at Utah Tech, said. “We’ve had the opportunity to expand this event each year, and I think everyone is going to love the adjustments and additions we’ve made.”

This year’s larger-than-ever celebration will include live music and activities like gingerbread decorating, ornament making, photo booths, tractor rides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Increasing the size of the event, Utah Tech has invited local businesses to host booths and participate for the first time ever. Additionally, there will be a variety of food trucks with food available for purchase at the event.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Brooks the Bison will also make appearances and be available for photos. The first 500 attendees will receive this year’s annual ornament.

“We know how important our traditions are, especially around the holiday season,” De La O said. “We are so grateful for our community’s support in making this event a success.”

The University’s 40-foot tree will remain lit through New Year’s Day in the roundabout on Trailblazer Boulevard for the enjoyment of the community and students on campus.

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