Brightening the City

Join in the tradition of Edina’s annual tree lighting ceremony.

To kick off the holiday season, Edina’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will take place November 29 in downtown Edina at 5 p.m. Caribou Coffee will offer complimentary hot beverages, and Santa Claus will be on hand to visit with the kids. This year, people are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food drive. “What makes [the event] so special is that kids come up to light the tree and everyone talks about what they are thankful for,” Mayor Jim Hovland says. “It has become a holiday tradition.”