ELLSWORTH — Calling all lovers of lights, community and Christmas. The city will hold its tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 27, in front of City Hall.
The venue is new for this year, and so is the tree, a 25-foot natural beauty that is already set in place.
The change of location from S.K. Whiting Park at the top of Main Street to City Hall was made in hopes that it would bring more people downtown for Small Business Saturday and allow easier access: people can park at City Hall and even watch from their cars. Ruth Moore will be serving free hot chocolate, and the Aurora Vaulters are holding a bake sale.
This year’s theme is A Victorian Christmas, and it’s likely that city councilors and School Board members will join in costume. Organized by the city Recreation Committee, with help from Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, all are welcome, whether in top hat and waistcoat or a brocade dress — or in an iconic Maine cold weather costume of denim, flannel and fleece.
The fun begins at 5 p.m.