Tree walk has a musical theme

DeKALB – The theme of the 19th annual Christmas Tree Walk and Open House at DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest is “A Musical Christmas.” The event will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Music will fill the air as visitors tour the facility to see the many trees, each decorated to remind viewers of a special carol or song. The DeKalb High School Madrigal Singers will sing at 1:30 p.m., the Northern Illinois Cello Ensemble will play at 2:30 p.m. and Rayitos del Sol of Conexion Comunidad will dance at 3:30 p.m. A number of musicians will be performing at various tree locations throughout the afternoon.

Singing Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to visit with boys and girls of all ages around the “Candyland” tree. Parents will want to bring their cameras for those special photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

An operational model train will be on display around the “Toyland” tree.

A festive dessert buffet will make the afternoon complete near the “It Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” tree. Oak Crest King Gene Grosch and Queen Merle Sawyer will be there to give visitors a royal greeting.

Valet parking will be available for those in need.

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