The 9th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree in downtown Tierra Verde will be held on December 7, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
In addition to lighting a 20 foot evergreen tree in Tierra Verde there will be many events for the kids and families to enjoy at this event, such as face painting, a bounce house, a visit from Santa, and a pet parade. Wayne Shattuck will again be the event emcee, and we welcome back Gail Trispmith to play on stage.
Visit from Santa
Holiday Pet Parade
Games for Kids of All Ages
Live Music & Entertainment
RAIN OR SHINE!
Each year we collect hundreds of unwrapped gifts for the Lealman Fire Department to distribute to registered local families in need. The event brings out thousands of residents from the Tierra Verde and surrounding communities, and helps provide a wonderful holiday to families all around the St. Petersburg area. This event supports of the Lealman Fire District’s Annual Toy Drive. Lealman staff’s Tierra Verde Fire Station #21 without which this event and so much more would not be possible!
This event is presented by Tree Lighting Celebration of Tierra Verde, LLC. Our not-for-profit application is pending.
TOY DRIVE: Receive a complimentary raffle ticket in exchange for a new unwrapped child/youth gift (no stuffed animals). Donations benefit the Lealman Fire District's Annual Toy Drive for needy kids.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Our goal is simple: We will provide a Tree Lighting Festival for the Tierra Verde community and its neighbors as we support the Lealman Fire District's annual toy drive. Monies collected are held in reserve in amount sufficient to fund the following year's Tree Lighting. Excess funds (and collected toys) are donated to Lealman Fire District's annual toy drive.
WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS
All current sponsors of the 2019 Tierra Verde Tree Lighting are recognized below with their logos (Diamond, Platinum and Gold levels) or by name (Silver and Bronze levels).
Lori A. Hornby, PA - Certified Public Accounting Firm
The Watkins Family
The Wurzbacher Family
Hunter Financial Services, LLC
Jack & Gail Parker
Rob and Julie Plosz
Pat and George LeVan
Century 21 Coast to Coast
Karen and Rich Gonlin
Safer Home Services
Allen Collins Realty, Inc.
Gulf Coast Underwriters
Dr. & Mrs. Wayne A. Moccia, MD
Dad's Kettle Corn
The Didio Family
DiMarino Signature Floor Studio
Bayway Travel Group, Inc.
In2itive Solutions Inc. Construction Services
Melissa Haskins at Edward Jones
Friends of Fort Desoto, Inc.
Eye Watch Your House
Waste Connections of Florida
Suncoast Islands Real Estate
Keller Williams Luxury St. Petersburg/Kim vanHerwynen
PRP Wine International
Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club
Bay Moorings Animal Hospital
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wayne Shattuck, Master of Ceremonies
4:00 pm -- Event begins with music by Gale Trippsmith.
4:50 pm -- Project Entertainment performs holiday classics!
5:00 pm -- Santa arrives!
5:30 pm -- Holiday pet parade.
6:00 pm -- Lighting of the Christmas Tree.
6:05 pm -- More music by Project Entertainment.
6:10 pm -- Raffle winners announced.
6:30 pm -- More music by Gale Trippsmith.
7:00 pm -- Safe journey home!