The city of Page and the Chamber Page/Lake Powell are working harder than Santa’s elves to bring Christmas cheer and magic to Page this season.
Last year the city of Page and the Chamber Page/Lake Powell brought back the Christmas Parade – after an absence of several years – and to the delight of everyone involved, the floats and other entries were well-produced by the entrants, and well-received by the public.
This year the city and chamber hope to build upon that success by extending the evening’s festivities. Following this year’s Christmas Parade everyone is invited to city park for the Festival of Lights. By now we’ve all noticed the trunks of the trees in the park wrapped in festive lights, and more Christmas trees will be added during the event Saturday night.
According to Chamber Director Judy Franz, dozens of Page businesses and families are decorating Christmas trees which they’ll then bring to the park and display that night. The city will provide spider boxes so the trees with lights can be plugged in.
And those who’ll have a float in the parade are encouraged to bring it to the park afterward and pull it onto the grass at the park.
The Festival of Lights will also include a mobile ice skating rink that will be set up on the basketball court. The rink will be set up for skating Saturday only. The company that is providing the ice skating rink is also providing ice skates.
“This was the idea of our new city manager, Mike Celaya,” said Franz. “He’s brought a lot of great ideas with him, and just as importantly, he knows how to get them implemented.” Franz said.
“I expect this to be a great and beautiful event,” said Franz. “Page hasn’t had anything like this since 2005.”
After the Festival of Lights, any family that would like a Christmas tree can take one of the decorated trees from the park, if they first get permission from the chamber. If you’d like to reserve a Christmas tree for your family contact Judy Franz at [email protected]