Edgemont, Elmsford Tree Ceremonies To Brighten Town

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A boy holds a candle in front of the tree lit up by the Edgemont Association at Crane's Pond in 2009. Edgemont will hold a tree- lighting ceremony this Sunday. Photo Credit: Edgemont Association

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — especially in Edgemont and Elmsford, where annual tree-lighting ceremonies will take place over the next few days.

On Sunday, the Edgemont Association will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Crane Pond in the Old Edgemont section at 6:30 p.m. 

The tree-lighting tradition began several years ago when Edgemont Association President Janice Gates Kelly, who lives near Crane Pond, wanted to extend the Christmas season beyond Edgemont's annual caroling event on Christmas Eve.

"About four years ago, we undertook it to get new lights for a tree at the pond. At that point we decided we could do something," Kelly said. "It's grown a little since then."

Those who attend can count down from 10 to watch the tree light up while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies, Kelly added. 

On Tuesday,  Elmsford residents will gather around Elmsford Village Hall at 6:30 p.m. for the Christmas tree lighting. Other activities at the event will include an old-fashioned horse and buggy ride to the Senior Center and Christmas carols performed by Alice E. Grady Elementary and Alexander Hamilton High School bands and choruses.

Special gifts and refreshments will be available. Santa will also pay a special visit, so make sure to bring your cameras.

For more upcoming community-organized holiday events in Greenburgh, visit our Events page.

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