The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, virtually, on Television Jamaica tomorrow, December 20, beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony could not be staged in the customary manner, with patrons in attendance.
“We decided that we did not want to take this away from the residents and those who look forward to it,”
Mayor Williams said, hence the decision to stage a virtual ceremony.
He said the event will be a shortened version of what normally takes place at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston.
The proceedings will commence with a civic ceremony followed by a concert featuring several performers, including dancehall artistes Ding Dong and Shenseea, as well as the Tivoli Dance Troupe.
“It’s a little Sunday evening entertainment to entertain the residents of the municipality and, I dare say, the wider Jamaica [while] at the same time continuing our tradition of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the City of Kingston,”
Mayor Williams said.
According to Williams, the ceremony has been a major fixture on Kingston’s annual calendar of events.
“It’s something that, as a city, we look forward to, and based on the turnout we have been receiving for some time now, the residents also look forward to it, in particular [persons] in the downtown area,”
Senator Williams said.