The annual Christmas in the Park celebration took place last Friday in Lititz Springs Park, and it was a beautiful celebration, kicking off the season.
The event included a special holiday performance by Encore Dance Center's Performance Company. This dance center is a non-competitive company that showcases students' talent in a wide variety of venues, one of them being Lititz Springs Park, with a goal to inspire and nurture students' desire to dance and perform.
Also on the scene were Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves, but as they had an early commitment riding a Lititz firetruck the next morning they could not stay to chat with the kids after the event. Something my kids were not too happy about! Oh, well.
High school concert
The talented and locally known Warwick High School Concert Choir performed a handful of carols and Christmas songs. Candles were handed out at the start of the event, and during the carols, the park was lit up with candles, handheld by the audience. It was simply a gorgeous sight.
The choir also has its very own holiday show “Believe...Peace Will Come Again,” coming up on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. This one is worth checking out!
The highlight of the event in the park was the countdown and lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. Lititz Mayor Timothy Snyder had the honor of leading this tradition, to which the audience applauded.
For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, no capacity restrictions were in place and no pre-registration or tickets were required for the Christmas event in the park. Lititz Springs Park was filled to the brim with families, both masked and unmasked, together to celebrate the most special season there is.