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Watertown Belmont Chamber Hosting First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The ceremony will be held on the Delta in Watertown Square on Nov. 29.

 

A new holiday tradition will be born on Nov. 29 when the Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Watertown hosts the first annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The lighting ceremony will be held on the Watertown Delta, in Watertown Square at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

After the lighting, residents are invited back to a reception to be held at Town Hall, where light refreshments will be served.

For more formation please call the Chamber, 617 926-1017.

GB November 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Which Holiday lighting is it? Where's the Nativity or Jewish Candleabra? All white lights? Phooey. No imagination or creativity there. Give me the old fashioned red, blue, green lights with a star at top. Primary colors make the prettiest trees.
Charlie Breitrose November 29, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I'm not sure what it will look like. Guess we'll have to see tonight.
John DiMascio November 30, 2012 at 08:38 AM
It's called a Christmas Tree Charlie. It's really OK to say it. The Sensitivity Stasi need to take a chill pill. I have no objections to Hanukkah Menorah being displayed. Do we call Halloween displays Holiday Displays? Do we call our Memorial Day parade a Holiday Parade? Christmas is a Federal Holiday. The preamble to our Commonwealth's Constitution reads: "We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence, an opportunity, deliberately and peaceably, without fraud, violence or surprise, of entering into an original, explicit, and solemn compact with each other; and of forming a new constitution of civil government, for ourselves and posterity; and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain and establish the following Declaration of Rights, and Frame of Government, as the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Therefore Charlie, the Freedom OF Religion, based on the 1st Amendment of the Constitution (including the "establishment clause) does not call for a public square naked of Religious Reference. The words "Separation of Church and State" exist no where in our founding documents. The Kumbaya Commissars, need to get over it!
John DiMascio November 30, 2012 at 08:38 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS !

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