Heber Valley Tree Lightings are Set to Kick Off the Holidays this Weekend

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It’s been a long year for everyone, but the 2020 Christmas Season has finally arrived. Midway City and Heber City have both announced their tree lighting ceremonies. All are invited to attend.

Midway City’s tree lighting event is on Saturday, December 5th. It is held annually at the Midway Town Square. There will be ice skating all day, beginning at noon. Patrons can skate for $5.00 by bringing a donation of 2 cans of food for the local food bank. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult, according to the ice rink website. Food trucks open at 6:00 p.m. for those wanting to purchase a meal. Peanut and candy bags will be distributed from the gazebo at the event. At 6:30 p.m., the tree lighting and fireworks will begin.

The Heber City Tree Lighting Event and Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration is scheduled the day before, on Friday, December 4th. It is a free event and will include Christmas music, food trucks, caroling, a special guest, and the tree lighting. All activities begin at 6:00 p.m., and the tree lighting occurs at 6:15 p.m. It is held annually at the Heber Bank block and around the City Building.

“The tree lighting is a magical setting that brings our families and communities together. It has become a family tradition for us to kick off the holiday season,” said Heber Valley resident, Steve Anderson. “Throughout December, we have this magnificent icon that I love seeing as I drive into the valley at night. It really sets the mood for a Heber Valley Christmas.”

Both city events are held outside, and warm dress is strongly encouraged, as the weather is expected to have highs in the 40’s and lows in the teens. Masks are also requested.