Tree lighting ceremony in downtown Idaho Falls on Saturday

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Courtesy Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation

The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation.

IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation will hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Civitan Plaza in downtown Idaho Falls on Saturday.

The event begins at 4 p.m with holiday carols, and a performance by the Kori Bird Kidz Company Choir Show. Mayor Rebecca Casper arrive at 5 pm by horse drawn trolley to turn the lights on.

The Color Guard will post the colors before the National Anthem is sung by Carmen Peters.

Courtesy Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation

The Survivor Family members will be recognized in conjunction with the tree in the center of the plaza dedicated to “Honoring Idaho’s Brave”. The tree is decorated for the brave men and women from Idaho that have served or are serving in the military.

There will be an ornament for each branch of service, an ornament for each battalion of the Idaho Army National Guard, and an ornament for each Gold Star Soldier since Sept. 11, 2001. Killed-in-action service members will be represented with a Purple ribbon tied for their sacrifice.

In addition, seventeen beautiful Christmas trees are placed in the Plaza that have been decorated by local schools and other groups.

Complimentary hot cocoa will be served along with complimentary horse drawn trolley rides leading up to the event.