The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish will hold its annual St. Charles Parish Christmas Tree Lighting at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center on Dec. 8 from 5 – 8 p.m., where patrons will be able to enjoy holiday performances, hot chocolate, a visit from Santa Claus, and the lighting of the Christmas tree.
“This is a decades-old tradition for our Rotary Club to host this event for the parish,” Kelsey M. Pollock, Rotary public relations chair, said. “Our club is proud to sponsor this event that allows our local youth to showcase their talents and kick off the holiday season in St. Charles Parish.”
Pollock said Rotary partners with several organizations to host the event, including St. Charles Parish Public Schools choirs who perform Christmas carols and The American Red Cross who provides hot chocolate. The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, she added, provides the use of the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center and the Christmas tree.
“After not being able to host this event for two years due to the effects of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, we hope that the return of this event brings our community together and gets everyone in the holiday spirit,” Pollock said. “We also hope that this event brings a sense of pride to our local students as they spread Christmas cheer within our community.”