Two types of lights will be turned on inside the Seymour square as part of community celebrations scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

The city of Seymour will turn on both.

First up is the lighting of a new, live Christmas tree that was planted last week on the west side of the city square.

Next is turning on the lights of 12 new, three-globe lights that are to be installed along the four sidewalks of the Seymour Downtown Park that lead to the park’s gazebo.

Both lighting events will start after the conclusion of the annual Seymour Christmas Parade.

The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m.

It will end around 6 p.m.

City Administrator Hillary Gintz said the lighting of the Christmas tree, a Norway Spruce variety that was purchased from Willow Greens Gardens in Rogersville, is set to begin around 6:30 p.m.

Lightning of the globe lights will follow.

At last Thursday night’s meeting of the Seymour Board of Aldermen, North Ward Alderman William Pogue said that he wanted for the city to provide candy to children who attended the Dec. 5 lighting events.

“It’s not a proper Christmas event unless we hand out some candy,” Pogue said, smiling.

“Just get a few bags of candy canes and those peppermint balls ... I think we can afford that."

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