Saturday, December 7, 2019
6 - 7:45 PM
Welcome the holidays with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, holiday music and a special visit from Santa at Gaithersburg’s Jingle Jubilee. This year marks the 93rd anniversary of the tree lighting ceremony. Admission is free.
This joyous event, perfect for families with young children, features performances by Impact Dance Studio, DL Dance Project, Gaithersburg High School Band, Pritchard Music Powerhouse Brass, the Gaithersburg Chorus, and the South Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Chorus.
Children will delight in meeting Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Elmo, and Cookie Monster. Be sure to bring your camera to capture memorable holiday photos with Santa & the costumed characters and also in a fun photo booth that includes dress-up accessories & props. Festive giveaways, holiday card signing for our troops, and a magnificent tree lighting ceremony add to the delightful holiday mood.
To keep things toasty at Jingle Jubilee, you can purchase hot chocolate from the Gaithersburg Student Union. Food will also be available for sale.
Be sure to dress warmly for this winter wonderland. Please note that should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather, the tree lighting only will take place the following Monday at 7 p.m.
Support Homeless Veterans
To support homeless veterans in Montgomery County, Gaithersburg’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), now part of Post 2562 in Silver Spring, has partnered with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH), which provides emergency shelter to an average of 75 veterans annually. MCCH provides homeless veterans with a safe, stable and affordable place to live. Donations, including food, toiletries and cleaning supplies, are being collected to assist veterans with their move. A complete list is available below. Donations can be dropped off during the Jingle Jubilee event. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Checks can be written to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless.
|Shampoo & Conditioner||Dishwashing Soap||Canned Chili, Stews, & Soups|
|Soap||Dishwasher Soap||Canned Tuna, Salmon, & Beans|
|Toothbrushes & Toothpaste||Bathroom Cleaners||Dried Fruit & Nuts|
|Razors & Shaving Cream||All-Purpose Cleaners||Canned Fruits & Vegetables|
|Lotion||Cleaning Sponges||Peanut Butter & Jelly|
|Deodorant||Laundry Detergent||Ground Coffee|
|Hairbrushes & Combs||Dryer Sheets||Cereal, Oatmeal, & Granola Bars|
|Towels||Trash Bags||Rice, Pasta, & Sauces|
For more information about drop-offs, tax deductible receipts, and the MCCH program, call 301-917-6644. Questions about the VFW and its involvement in this program should be directed to Martha Toquinto at firstname.lastname@example.org.