Downtown New Haven is one of the main attractions of New Haven for many reasons. One of the reasons is the town Christmas tree that is decorated every year. You can find it by the caboose downtown.
On December 6th, there was a little festival downtown. First, they showed off the Christmas tree and turned the lights on. Then they did Christmas caroling which was hosted by our school district’s band and choir.
Senior Sam Penning, who participated in the caroling for band, said, "The tree was decorated really [well] this year. The tree had gold ribbon around it, and various ornaments, with rainbow lights on it. We played many songs like ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘Silver Bells,’ ‘Have A Holly Jolly Christmas,’ and ‘Up on the Housetop.’”
Junior Ian Nieto went to the tree lighting as well, and said, "It was really cold, but it was worth it anyways."
People didn't only go to the tree lighting to see the tree, but also to listen to our school’s very talented musicians.
Freshman Kate Dittberner said, "The band and choir were really, really good. They played some of my favorite Christmas songs."
Overall, I think the community event was an overall success, and we should keep doing it every year. Besides, there's nothing a little Christmas spirit can't help.