Conroe’s tenth annual tree lighting ceremony held at Heritage Park

Pam Mercurio, Helen Mercurio, Tina Albright and her daughter Addelyn, and Bob Mercurio enjoying the Tree of Lights.

It was a beautiful night for the City of Conroe’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, that was held on Dec. 3.

City of Conroe Recreation Manager Rob Hamilton and his wife Kelly at the Tree Lighting.

City Officials gathered with Conroe Council to kick off the festivities, which included singing from students at Patterson Elementary in the Conroe ISD.

Members of the Choir at Patterson Elementary, with their Principal, Julie Miller.
Students from Patterson Elementary singing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

“This is their fourth year since I’ve been principal that they’ve been coming here (tree lighting), so they’re really excited about it, said Patterson Principal Julie Miller. Our choir has almost 100 students, and not all of them will be here this evening because it’s completely voluntary for them to come.”

Miller said the students practice two mornings a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, and they start at 7:15 in the morning and practice for 45 minutes.

Lot of families came out to the tree lighting, including Amber Pelley, who brought her daughter Madison. Pelley said they’ve been coming to the event for about seven years.

Amber Pelley and her daughter Madison at the Tree Lighting ceremony.

“Actually, my husband works for the city, so this is like a family tradition for us,” said Pelley.

This was Jennifer Bucolo and her daughters’ first time to come to the tree lighting.

Jennifer Bucolo and her daughters at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

“We love Christmas tree lighting festivals,” said Bucolo.

Bucolo’s one daughter said she loves it because all of the nice spirit comes out during Christmas.

Cameron Ripple brought his family for the first time.

Cameron Ripple and his son Jonah at the Tree Lighting.

“We moved here a year and a half ago, didn’t make it last Christmas, we’re here this year. We’ve got a one-year-old and a three-year-old and they love Christmas lights, so no better show for them than right here in Conroe,” said Ripple.

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