It’s Christmas in Blythewood

The town Christmas tree stands lit high above Town Hall following the well attended tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 25. | Photos: Barbara Ball

BLYTHEWOOD – The lighting of the town Christmas tree is one of Blythewood’s most popular traditions.

It happens on the Sunday after Thanksgiving when folks from the community gather on the grounds of Town Hall around 5 p.m. They sing along with caroling choirs from area churches, enjoy refreshments and laugh at the mayor’s jokes as he emcees the program.

This year, the holiday gathering music was performed by Riley Mayfield and Sophia Lynch with Freeway Music followed by Vance and Jeannie Sharpe singing traditional Christmas songs. The trinity United Methodist God Squad and Children’s Choir as well as the Macedonia Baptist children’s choir performed from the steps of Town Hall.

After the tree was lit by Dr. Donald Hillyard of Stone House Ministries Trinity, the crowd sung “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and Santa arrived to the delight of the children.

And once again, it was Christmas in Blythewood.