The city of LaVista is kicking off the holiday season Sunday night with a visit from Santa Claus, fresh from making the rounds at the malls.
The LaVista fire, police, and public workers departments will escort Santa on a sleigh ride through the city between 5:30pm & 8pm.
Events don’t end with the sleigh ride tour. On Monday evening, LaVista will have its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall, 8116 Park View Boulevard. With the sounds of Christmas carols filling city hall, Santa will light the outdoor tree. The event will be followed by a chili and soup supper at the Community Center, hosted by the mayor and city council.
City leaders have a reason to feel especially grateful this holiday season. After last year’s holiday season ended, it was realized that someone vandalized the much beloved Christmas tree outside city hall. The tree has, so far, survived deep wounds at the base.