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November 24, 2012
 

Families pack Eisenhower Park for annual Seal Beach tree lighting

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Written by: Katie
Seal Beach Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2012, Seth Eaker, LAHS choir

As the sun set on Seal Beach, people flocked to Eisenhower Park at the foot of Seal Beach Pier for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Hosting the event was Seth Eaker, grand marshal of the Seal Beach Christmas Parade.

Providing musical entertainment for the event were Tini Grey and His Band, who played festive island music, and the Los Alamitos Show Choir, which was voted America’s favorite show choir for 2012 by PARADE magazine. Playing on the big screen set up in the park were classic holiday movies Charlie Brown’s Christmas and Frosty the Snowman.

Refreshments, including hot cocoa and coffee, were provided by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and visitors could also purchase fantastic tree ornaments, the sale of which is used to defray the cost of the event.

One of the big draws to the tree lighting ceremony were the two pens of snow brought for the occasion. One area was for a snowman-building contest for kids eight years and younger, and the other was a free-for-all snow play for “elves of all ages” as Mr. Eaker put it. Bystanders had to occasionally duck an overly-enthusiastic snowball when passing close to this second pen! Many of the younger children were obviously experiencing snow for the first time, and didn’t quite know how to actually construct a snowman with the chilly stuff. But a fun time was clearly being had by all.

The next major holiday event in Seal Beach will be the Christmas Parade on December 7, preceded by the Los Alamitos tree lighting ceremony organized by the Los Alamitos Area Young Professionals Group on December 2 at St. Isidore Historical Plaza.

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Seth Eaker introduces the Los Alamitos Show Choir at the Seal Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony. Photo by Katie Wiedel.



About the Author

Katie
Born and raised in Orange County, I have a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. I grew up on Star Trek, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Saturday morning PBS reruns of Doctor Who. I am also a proud volunteer with my local police department.



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