By Morgan Bryce

One of Smiths Station’s most beloved Christmas traditions will return on Dec. 12.
The “9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting” will be hosted by the city of Smiths Station at the Smiths Station Government Center, located at 2336 Lee Road 430. Activities scheduled to take place during the event include live entertainment and music from area churches and schools, cookies and hot cocoa and a tour of the Historic Jones Store Museum. New to this year’s ceremony is a fireworks show that will take at approximately 7 p.m.
“This event has quickly grown to become a special part of our city’s holiday traditions, and it is a way that we can all come together as a community and celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season,” said Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland. “Given all that we’ve been through this year with the March 3 tornadoes and losses of several important members of our community, this event is more important and relevant than ever.”
The ceremony is slated to begin at 6 p.m. E.S.T.
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