The City of East Ridge will offer a triple-dose Christmas Extraveganza on Saturday November 21.
The Nights of Lights Christmas in Song Concert to benefit the East Ridge Needy Child Fund is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the Camp Jordan Arena.
The area’s largest Christmas Parade will kick-off at 6:30 pm along Ringgold Road from Germantown Road to Tombras Avenue and the festive Christmas Nights of Lights drive-thru display and Santa’s Village will open at 6:00 p.m. at Camp Jordan Park.
East Ridge Parks and Recreation Director Stump Martin said this is a festival of fun for those who want to come to East Ridge and soak up the Christmas spirit.
“The Christmas in Song concert is the second musical directed by Abba’s House Worship Director Ken Hartley at the Camp Jordan Arena,” Martin said. “He has more than 300 choir members from various churches in the area set to perform the Christmas Story in song. The sound was amazing last year for this concert and it will be bigger and better this time.”
Hartley said last year that the event will become a Christmas tradition.
“We’re asking all churches to send their choir members to the Arena for rehearsal on Friday night November 20 at 6:30,” Hartley said. “We will take more choir members because they will need only one rehearsal to learn the program to be presented.”
Admission is $6 per person and patrons are asked to bring an unwrapped Christmas gift for the Needy Child Fund.
“We need to fill the truck up with toys this year,” Martin said. “This is a wonderful event that will have you leaving with a smile on your face.”
East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams and his wife Cynthia head up the Needy Child Fund. The chief said the money and toys from the concert will be a real big backbone for the Needy Child Fund again this year.
“The money we make from the concert will go towards buying the gifts for the kids this year,” said Chief Williams.
Amanda Miller and her many city volunteers have promised another entertaining East Ridge Christmas parade for 6:30 Saturday evening.
And last, but certainly not least, Titan Light Shows will have the Christmas Nights of Lights 1.5-mile, drive-thru show open nightly until January 2 at Camp Jordan Park.
Titan Light Show spokesman Ritchie King said that more than 90,000 people visited the light show here in 2014.
“We have expanded the driving route and added more light displays,” King said. “We’re using the newest technology on display in the new tunnel of lights and Chief Williams has doubled the size of Santa’s Village to add more vendors.”
When Martin was asked just how many lights were in the 2015 Christmas Nights of Lights show he responded, “Millions upon hundreds on top of thousands!”
Light Show Admission: $6 per person (1 to 4 Passengers) $25 per vehicle (5 to 9 passengers) Children 3-and-under are admitted free.
Christmas in Song Concert Admission: $6 per person, children 10-under free. Each person who attends the concert will get a $3 ticket to get in the light show that night. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift.