Menifee’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade brings record crowds to MSJC Menifee

A child delights in swooshing down the snow slide created for the Menifee Christmas Tree Lighting Parade celebration Saturday, Dec. 2 on the Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee campus. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Huge crowds, many of them children, gathered on a cool December night to enjoy the feel of real snow, the arrival of Santa Claus and his wife, a colorful Christmas parade and a time of giving at Menifee’s annual Christmas Tree lighting party.Crowds of Menifee residents and friends lined up with children in arms and food and toys to give away to the Menifee Food Pantry and underserved children, creating a night of wonder and joy on the Mt. San Jacinto College campus to begin the Christmas holidays Saturday, Dec. 2.The anticipation of children, many who had never seen or felt snow, was apparent as they gathered to take a run down a real snow chute created by the California Ice Company hours before. It was even more fun for the children as night fell and some of Santa's elves spraye
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