November 22, 2013
The official “Annual Christmas in the Park,” kick-off event was held on, Thursday, Nov. 21, after the sun went down, at the East City Park on E. Broadway in Altus.
The Brass Band played several holiday songs, before Lily Leesman, 6, daughter of Sgt. Jeremy and Karen Leesman, flipped the main power switch, lighting up the entire park. Leesman won the honors for winning the “Light Up The Lights” Coloring Contest.
Santa Claus arrived, riding in the bucket of the new fire engine, and later took pictures with those who came to see the displays at the park. Santa will be at the City Park each night Thursday through Sunday, up to Christmas Day. Christmas in the Park will be closed on Dec. 26.
“We have a lot of figures set up this year,” Altus City Parks Supervisor Freddy Perez said.
Get ready for the awesome sights and spirit of Christmas while taking train rides with Santa Claus, and enjoy concessions of hot chocolate, coffee, nachos and more. “There will be a little bit of everything,” said Perez.