Packers to Host 7th Annual Festival of Lights
GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Green Bay Packers will hold it's seventh annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field on Saturday, December 1st. The event, cosponsored by Festival Foods, will begin at 5:00pm and run until 7:00pm.
The Packers are also looking for help in finding the perfect tree for the holiday celebration. Anyone from the state of Wisconsin or Michigan's U.P. who has a 35-to-45 foot evergreen tree is eligible to be selected.
They are asked to submit a proposal, 100 words or less and a picture of the tree to the Packers by October 31st. The proposal can be submitted on line at http://nfl.packers.com/fan_
The tree selected for last year’s event was submitted by Nancy Crabb, of De Pere, Wis., who donated a spruce evergreen. In recognition of providing the tree for the event, Crabb received four tickets to the Dec. 25, 2011 Packers-Bears game.
The family-themed event, free to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature area high school choirs performing holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.
Volunteers will also be on hand during the event to collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots. Families attending the Festival of Lights are encouraged to donate new or gently-used toys to help families in need this holiday season.
At 6:30 p.m. the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the tree. Mills Fleet Farm is providing the lights for the tree.