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Tonight: Herald the lighting of state's tallest Christmas tree

Published 7:00 am, Friday, November 30, 2012
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Join the countdown for the town's Christmas tree lighting today (Friday, Nov. 30) at 6 p.m. on Town Hall Green with songs, hot chocolate and, of course, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

While awaiting Santa's arrival via a fire engine, the Bridgeport Theatre Co. will perform, as will the Fairfield Woods, Roger Ludlowe and Tomlinson Middle School Chamber Choir and the Fairfield Warde High School choral group.

There will be free hot chocolate and glow necklaces compliments of the Town Youth Council.

Lindsay Reilly Mornon, Kelly Niznansky and Katie Boland will be honored by tow officials for their coordination of the Fairfield Beach area clean-up following Superstorm Sandy.

The trio will get to flip the switch at 7 p.m. to light the 90-foot-tall Norway spruce, the tallest living tree that is lighted for the Christmas holiday in the state. It was one of three trees donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in December of 1918.

The event is sponsored by the town Parks and Recreation Department, Local 1426 Fairfield Firefighters and Fairfield Fire Department, along with help from the Public Works and Police departments.