Commerce and Community Assn. as a way to get the community in the
mood for the upcoming holiday season, President Sheila Cook said.
"For the stores that want to do business for the holidays, this is
a great way to get started," she said. "It's just a fun way to get
the season off to a good start."
It is the first year businesses on the boulevard have been invited
to participate in lighting the city. Aside from the annual lighting
ceremony at Memorial Park, choirs from local schools will sing
holiday tunes, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance in an
antique fire truck.
Finalists for the Miss La Canada Flintridge court will also be
announced, and carolers will roam the city providing entertainment at
The event is funded by the chamber and city, which foots the
electricity bill for the lights. Aside from getting the community in
the mood for the holiday spirit, it is also a reminder, chamber
Executive Director Schuyler Sprowles said.
"We want to make people aware there are a lot of great stores
here, and to come here first for holiday needs," he said.