RADFORD – The Radford Public Library is hosting the annual city tree-lighting this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
The event will be held outdoors, scaling down a bit from previous years’ indoor events. Radford Coffee Company (RCC) will offer hot cocoa and cookies from the library parking lot prior to the lighting of the tree, funded by the Radford Public Library Lamplighters.
The hand bells are a crowd favorite as part of the tree-lighting, and this year will be no exception. Members of the Grove United Methodist Church hand bell choir will perform and will lead interactive hand bell playing for children.
“Mayor David Horton will provide the countdown for the magical tree lighting, and Santa will be there to flip the switch,” the library announced.
Since the event takes place outside, rain or shine, those attending should dress accordingly.
Radford’s Holiday Parade, themed “Winter Nights and Magical Lights,” will take place Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Parade entrants will line up on East Main Street between Tyler Avenue and University Drive Bridge and proceed westward along Main Street to the Central Square Shopping Center.