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Menlo Park hosts tree lighting event, bringing back the holiday tradition for the first time since COVID

Harby Hayer holds his son, Chance, as artificial snow falls around them at Menlo Park's annual tree lighting in Fremont Park on Dec. 2, 2022. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

The lit tree at Menlo Park's tree lighting in Fremont Park. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Menlo Park's tree lighting event was held for the first time since 2019 in Fremont Park on Friday, Dec. 2. The event included an inflatable snow globe, snow fairies and performances by local children. The event wrapped up with the annual tree lighting, and a snow machine for attendees to play in.

The event was on a multi-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit pause on most citywide events from March 2020 through this year. The festive event was attended by many city officials including Mayor Betsy Nash and Councilmembers Jen Wolosin and Ray Mueller.

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Menlo Park hosts tree lighting event, bringing back the holiday tradition for the first time since COVID

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Uploaded: Mon, Dec 5, 2022, 1:15 pm

Menlo Park's tree lighting event was held for the first time since 2019 in Fremont Park on Friday, Dec. 2. The event included an inflatable snow globe, snow fairies and performances by local children. The event wrapped up with the annual tree lighting, and a snow machine for attendees to play in.

The event was on a multi-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit pause on most citywide events from March 2020 through this year. The festive event was attended by many city officials including Mayor Betsy Nash and Councilmembers Jen Wolosin and Ray Mueller.

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