Jingle Bell Walk Seeks Lighting Sponsors, Kids Who Want to Ride with Santa

Published on: 2011/10/31 - in Releases

Planning for the City’s popular Jingle Bell Walk is well underway: children are being invited to enter a contest to ride with Santa in his sleigh during the walk and sponsors are being invited to support the lighting of City Park.

Children, six to 10 years-old, are invited to enter a draw to win a ride in Santa’s sleigh from Springer Market Square to City Park and help Santa flip the switch that turns on the energy-saving LED lights in 45 trees.  The name of the winning child will be drawn on Friday, Nov. 25.

Bring City Park to “light” this holiday season, and bring hope to those less fortunate in our community.  Your donation of $200 will go directly toward offsetting the costs associated with continuing this annual holiday tradition with all remaining funds being donated to support the
Partners in Mission Food Bank and the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign.  A $200 sponsorship is recognized with the placement of an individual, family or business’ name on a sponsorship board and in promotional materials.

Entries to win a chance to ride with Santa and inquiries about sponsoring the City Park Tree Lighting can be directed to Sue Hitchcock,
Community Events Coordinator at jinglebellwalk@cityofkingston.ca by Monday, November 14.

The lights go on in City Park on Friday, Dec. 2 as part of the City’s Jingle Bell Walk event which starts at 6 p.m. in Springer Market Square with live music presented by the Open Voices Community Choir, free skating (weather-permitting)  and opportunities to give to The Partners in Mission Food Bank and P.R.O. Kids.

The 10 minute tobacco-free walk in support of KFL&A’s Play, Live, Be, Tobacco-Free! Initiative gets underway at 6:45 p.m., lead by Kingston’s own Town Crier, Chris Whyman, and Mayor Mark Gerretsen.

Join Santa in the Square following the walk and receive a FREE candy cane.

For more Jingle Bell Walk and City Park Tree Lighting details, go to www.cityofkingston.ca/jingle.


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