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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Saturday, Dec. 11

Community Tree Lighting with Racoon in Santa hat popping out of a decorated tree

Enjoy cider and hot chocolate, bonfires and music, as the city celebrates its first tree lighting event on the grounds of Boulevard Plaza! The public is invited to join in on a new community tradition at this FREE event!

Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival

Saturday, December 11, 2021
4-6:30 p.m.
Boulevard Plaza, 111th Avenue & Coon Rapids Boulevard

Please consider bringing a food donation to benefit the Coon Rapids High School Food Shelf. Cash or check donations also accepted - checks payable to: CRHS - Cardinal Compassion Fund.


4:00 p.m. - Bonfires, holiday music
4:30 p.m. - Santa arrives! Take photos!
5:30 p.m. - Sing-a-long around the tree
5:55 p.m. - Welcome from Mayor Jerry Koch
5:59 p.m. - C-O-U-N-T-D-O-W-N for the tree lighting
6:00 p.m. - Tree lighting
6:30 p.m. - Event ends

After the tree lighting, see a Blue Ox hockey game at the Coon Rapids Ice Center! Game starts at 7 p.m. Please consider bringing a toy donation as part of the team's toy drive.


Parking for the event is located at 111th Avenue & Coon Rapids Boulevard. Signs will be posted. NO event entry or parking allowed at the Coon Rapids Ice Center.

Tree Lighting sponsored by: The Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation and the City of Coon Rapids.

Printable Event Flyer  |   Press Release

Community Tree Lighting - Moving the tree 

The 40-foot tree arrives at the event site near the Coon Rapids Ice Center on Nov. 23. The tree is placed in a deep hole, covered in ice and dirt, and staked into the ground.

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