Christmas Tree Cheer Comes To 50th And France

Christmas tree at downtown 50th & France.
Edina’s annual tree-lighting ceremony to take place at 50th & France.

Kick off the holiday season with the City of Edina’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the 50th & France District. The tree-lighting and accompanying festivities will be held from 1-6 p.m. November 26, with the lighting taking place at 4:30 p.m. This coincides with Small Business Saturday, allowing residents to patronize small and local businesses in between the day’s events.

“The 50th & France Tree Lighting festivities are a much-anticipated annual tradition that brings hundreds of people throughout the community to experience the magic of the holiday season,” says Max Musicant, acting director of the 50th & France Business Association. “It’s a moment to celebrate, feel grateful for the experience of being together and discover something new.”

This is the first of many events taking place in the 50th & France District throughout the holiday season. “This year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and our subsequent month of holiday events is highlighting the new and joyful [things] that can be found throughout the district,” Musicant says. “We look forward to welcoming carolers, dancers, Edina Mayor Jim Hovland and, of course, Santa for this year’s event!” This event is free and open to the public.

The 50th & France District, France Ave. S. and W. 50th St.;