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Christmas 2018: La Center Tree Lighting

La Center hosts annual tree lighting with laser show

LA CENTER — The city of La Center put on a show for this year’s tree lighting, with school choirs and bands, a laser light show and all manner of vendors and animals.

The annual La Center Tree Lighting ceremony takes place in the center of town, all along the city’s main street. The block is closed to traffic and chilly onlookers clasping their hot cocoa mill around waiting for the 20-some-foot pine tree to illuminate.

Students from La Center’s middle and high school choirs and bands, perform holiday tunes on the bandstand and out front of the local tavern.

What tree lighting celebration would be complete without the man in red though?

Santa and and Mrs. Claus rode in on the La Center Fire Department’s finest engine. The three wise men and living nativity were also staple attractions of this years celebration.

Take a closer look at the festivities through our video tour above. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Clark County Today!

Directly following the tree lighting, the sky above La Center is filled with laser lights, provided by Laseronics. Photo by Mike Schultz
Directly following the tree lighting, the sky above La Center is filled with laser lights, provided by Laseronics. Photo by Mike Schultz
James Cameron, the band director for La Center High School, directs the high school and middle school bands at the La Center tree lighting on Dec. 2. Photo by Mike Schultz
James Cameron, the band director for La Center High School, directs the high school and middle school bands at the La Center tree lighting on Dec. 2. Photo by Mike Schultz
The living nativity welcomes visitors at the La Center tree lighting downtown on main street. Photo by Mike Schultz
The living nativity welcomes visitors at the La Center tree lighting downtown on main street. Photo by Mike Schultz
Photo by Mike Schultz
Photo by Mike Schultz
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Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. He has produced documentary stories all over the Pacific Northwest and in Argentina. His passions range from loving people, to cinematography, to going on adventures in the most beautiful place on earth, i.e. his backyard. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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