Bonner Springs and Edwardsville are planning Christmas tree lighting ceremonies tonight.
Bonner Springs will hold the annual Candy Cane Christmas starting at 6:30 p.m. with a parade. The parade will travel from 140 N. Nettleton to Oak Street, then Second Street, ending at Centennial Park.
The mayor’s tree lighting will be held immediately after the parade, estimated about 6:45 p.m. The Bonner Springs Elementary School Choir will perform holiday carols.
Held in conjunction with the activities will be the Feed His Lambs annual chili supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the community center gym. The cost will be $2 per bowl, with proceeds benefiting the Feed His Lambs programs.
After the lighting, Santa Claus will be in the community center gym to talk with kids. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided, and the choir will perform holiday selections.
Also in conjunction with the Candy Cane Christmas, Vaughn Trent Community Services will collect canned goods and nonperishable items to fill Christmas baskets for those in need.
Edwardsville has its mayor’s tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St.
The Edwardsville Elementary School Choir will perform. Hot chocolate, cookies and treat bags will be available at the community center after the lighting ceremony.
Those attending are asked to bring a new or slightly used children’s book to donate to this year’s charity drive.
Parents may bring their cameras to take their children’s photos with Santa Claus.