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Enloe Medical Center to light Christmas tree on Esplanade tonight

The City of Chico and Enloe Medical Center will light their Christmas trees this week.

Posted: Dec 1, 2020 12:53 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2020 1:09 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Enloe Medical Center will light its Christmas tree on the Esplanade tonight.

The event will be virtual on Enloe Medical Center’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Christmas carolers and Santa will be in attendance to mark the event. Viewers can comment their questions to Santa right on the virtual streams.

The Christmas tree lights up the Esplanade as you drive by between 5th and 6th Avenues.

"This is one of our favorite events every year — and we know the community looks forward to it as well," said Mike Wiltermood, Enloe's president and CEO. "With all of the challenges 2020 has presented, we want to make sure we could bring a little cheer to our community by continuing this wonderful tradition. We're pleased to be able to do so virtually."

Enloe dedicates the tree lighting to a special person in the community every year. This year, the dedication will go to the entire North State for its support of the medical center.

"We hope families will tune in and enjoy the program," said Jolene Francis, Enloe's director of Advancement & Communications. "Clearly this year has been different for all of us, which makes it even more important that we find ways to connect safely and celebrate the spirit of the season."

The Enloe Carolers will perform holiday favorites starting at around 6:10 p.m., then Enloe officials will address the public. Later Santa Claus will take center stage around 6:30 p.m. for an interview and chat with attendees.

The City of Chico is also moving forward with a virtual community tree lighting, planned for Friday, Dec. 4.

The Downtown Chico Business Association said the celebration of light in City Plaza will include a short program of music and Santa's arrival to light the tree.

This year’s city tree will feature more than 2,000 LED lights. The ceremony is set to start at 6 p.m. on Facebook.

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