Menifee celebrates the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event Dec. 4

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Menifee mayor Bill Zimmerman flips the switch lighting up the city’s Christmas tree with Santa, Mrs. Claus, city council members and the city manager excitedly looking on at the annual Christmas tree lighting Dec. 4 at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
It was “snow” much fun for more than 1,000 Menifee families with excited children crowding the Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Valley Campus during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with imported snow, Santa and Mrs. Claus, NFL players and other dignitaries Dec. 4. The children, some who perhaps for the first time, felt the cold snow and slid down an imported ice chute and saw snow falling from snow-blowing elves and saw old St. Nick at the event that began just before dark. Delighting the parents and children was the traditional Christmas tree lighting enhanced by the falling snow and Christmas songs led by popular singer Anahi Rodriquez onstage. Children throughout the evening played giant Lego games, bucket pool, played in the snow, wrote to Santa while their parents
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