Community tree lighting kicks off the holidays at Bell Tower

Santa Claus at Bell Tower (photo credit- 3 Roses Media)

Bell Tower officially kicked off the 2019 holiday season with its third annual community Tree Lighting event on Dec. 6.

Santa’s Grand Entrance (photo credit- 3 Roses Media)

The event featured an evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck driven by South Trail Fire Department.

He made his way to Center Court, leading the crowd in a countdown before flipping the switch to light up 25-foot tree.

The free event, one of Southwest Florida’s favorite traditions, included music, face painting, snacks and activities, pony rides from Endless Trails Stable and special appearances by Anna and Elsa from the movie “Frozen.”