'Festival of Lights At Lambeau Field' Set For Dec. 2

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HOLIDAY EVENT TO FEATURE MUSIC, SANTA, REINDEER, TREE LIGHTING

With the holidays approaching, the Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods will help usher in the yuletide spirit Saturday evening Dec. 2, with the 'Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field.' The two-hour family-themed event, free to the public, will feature music choirs, reindeer and Santa Claus, and will culminate on Harlan Plaza with the spectacular illumination of a 40-foot holiday tree decorated with more than 10,000 lights.

"We're excited to host this holiday event," said Packers President/COO John Jones. "We invite everyone to come out and have a great time kicking off the holiday season. With the many different activities planned, it promises to be fun for the whole family."

Set to begin at 5 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, 'Festival of Lights' will feature area high school choirs performing holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday cartoons on a big screen TV, reindeer petting, inflatables, holiday card making for troops on duty and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

At 6:30 p.m. the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the holiday tree, a 40-foot balsam fir harvested in Jackson County and brought to Green Bay by Northern Christmas Trees and Nursery, located in Merrillan, Wis. Mills Fleet Farm is providing the lights for the tree.

In addition, the Packers Pro Shop and Festival Foods will be selling Packers ornaments with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club. Ornaments are priced at $5, with $2.50 going to charity, and will be available the entire holiday season at the Packers Pro Shop and Festival Foods Stores.

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