The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 19. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the lights come on at 6 p.m.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be emceed by the voice of the WABF, Lori Dubose. Entertainment includes the Fairhope High School band, the Fairhope Middle School band, Center Stage Choir, and the Eastern Shore Choral Society. Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy
canes and letting children write a wish list to Santa for her to take back to the North Pole.

This year’s Lighting of the Trees poster artwork is by Brent Smith.

“For me growing up in Mobile, the shops and celebrations of Fairhope have always held an almost ethereal attraction,” Smith said. “A little ‘light’ over the bay. In this painting, I really wanted to present the timeless magic of Fairhope, a quaint, traditional town, concealing the vibrant inner glow of creativity and independent ideas.”

A display of Smith’s artwork will be in downtown Fairhope the night of tree lighting at the Lyon’s Share Gallery. Posters are available for $10 each at Fairhope City Hall and at Lyons Share Gallery beginning October 26th.