Mayor Graves will light the City Christmas Tree on the downtown square Friday, December 5, rain or shine. The event begins at 5 p.m. with singing by children’s choirs from local churches. Once they are done, Mayor Graves will flip the switch and light the tree. Greater Gallatin will open the Santa House. It’s a good time for pictures with the family. The Gallatin Library hosts the “Magic on Main Street-Trees of Christmas” that night after the tree lighting. The library event is open to the public, as well. It features a special music experience for children, refreshments and a visit from Santa. For more information about the City tree lighting, contact the Mayor’s Office. For more information about “Magic on Main Street”, contact the library at 615-452-1722.
Please join the City of Gallatin for its first Wreaths Across America Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the City Cemetery, 250 S. Cemetery Ave. There will be a short ceremony and then anyone who attends is welcome to help lay live wreaths on veterans’ graves. There are more than 600 veterans buried in the City Cemetery – dating back to the Civil War. Wreaths Across America is a nationwide event on the same day honoring soldiers who have given their lives for this country. This is the second year the City of Gallatin is participating in the event, which is open to the public. The City is accepting donations for the wreaths through Nov. 21 – $15 for one wreath or $30 for three.
For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 615-451-5961.
Gallatin’s 6th Annual Tuba Christmas is set for 7p.m. Tuesday, December 2, in the First United Methodist Church downtown. The concert is free and open to the public. The world-renowned Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will perform again this year and be joined by community tuba players from across middle Tennessee. This unique holiday concert has become a fan favorite event in Gallatin. It is sponsored by the City of Gallatin, the church, and the Gallatin Arts Council. Come early, enjoy refreshments, and experience the fun of Tuba Christmas. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 615-451-5961.