Christmas in the park

At 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will present “Christmas in the Park” at Soldotna Creek Park.

The event, which is being held for the first time, will feature a theatrical performance, Christmas tree lighting and refreshments.

The Triumvirate Theatre will kick off the event at the park’s pavilion with a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Because the event is held outside, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will be prepared for the cold, said Michelle Glaves, the Executive Director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

“We will have heaters set out for the audience and cast members,” Glaves said.

Free hot chocolate, cookies and coffee will also be made available at the event, which is sponsored in part by several local businesses.

After the Triumvirate’s performance, a ceremonial lighting of Soldotna’s Christmas tree will bring holiday spirit to the city. Glaves said the tree would be a perfect addition to the park, which has been under renovation for the past few years.

“When they built the park, they built a place for the tree,” Glaves said. “It lights up – it has thousands and thousands of lights on it. It will light up the park.”

Glaves said the city is anticipating a couple hundred people to attend the event.

One of those is Santa Claus, who will also make an appearance at the event. Glaves said the event was perfect for Soldotna.

“It’s a way to use the park in the winter. We’re Alaskans, so to be outside, in the park and have a play – it totally fits.”

“Christmas in the Park” is free and open to the public.


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