Virtual Annual Holiday Tree Lighting to stream live Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.

By Curt Keester    01 December 2020

Carlisle Barracks Community, join us on Facebook Live to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m., followed by Santa's arrival on the Installation and parade.

Carlisle Barracks Community, virtually join the Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Courtney Short, Garrison Chaplain, Lt. Col. Herb Franklin, and School Liaison Officer, Jacqueline Schultz, on Facebook Live as they celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during a virtual annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Following the ceremony, Santa will arrive on the Installation and parade through Base Housing, including the Meadows.

To safeguard the community's health and well-being, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, children and families are encouraged to experience this year's virtual ceremony and parade online and from the socially distanced safety of their driveways and sidewalks.

The evening's events will stream live on the Garrison Commander's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/USAGCarlisleBarracksGC/videos/, and the Carlisle Barracks MWR Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CarlisleFMWR.

The Directorate of Emergency Services will assist Santa as he parades through Housing with a fire truck and police escort.


The sequence of events:

4:30 p.m. -- Opening Comments

4:35 p.m. -- Invocation

4:40 p.m. -- Lighting of the Holiday Tree

4:45 p.m. -- Santa arrives at Memorial Chapel

4:50 p.m. -- Leaves Memorial Chapel


Santa's route and estimated times of arrival:

4:50 p.m. -- Leaves Memorial Chapel

4:55 p.m. -- Arrives at The Meadows, Thomas Dr., and Chickamauga Dr.

5:05 p.m. -- Arrives on Sumner Rd.

5:08 p.m. -- Arrive on Craig Rd.

5:09 p.m. -- Arrive on Pershing Rd.

5:12 p.m. -- Arrive on Liggett Rd.

5:13 p.m. -- Arrive on Forbes Ave.

5:22 p.m. -- Arrive on Barry Dr.

5:23 p.m. -- Arrive on Marshall Rd.

5:31 p.m. -- Arrive on Barry Dr.

5:32 p.m. -- Arrive on Forbes Rd.

5:33 p.m. -- Arrive on Ashburn Dr.

5:34 p.m. -- Arrive on Lovell Ave.

5:37 p.m. -- Arrive on Flower Rd.

5:38 p.m. -- Arrive on Garrison Ln.

5:40 p.m. -- Arrive on Ashburn Dr.

5:42 p.m. -- Arrive on Return to Fire House, parade ends