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Big Crowd Looks On As Chillicothe Christmas Tree Is Lighted During Downtown Holiday Open House

(Chillicothe Christmas Tree Lighting 2021- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

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A few thousand people stood on Water and Paint Streets in Downtown Chillicothe Friday evening as the City’s Christmas Tree was lighted along with several other displays in Yoctangee Park, during the Chillicothe Downtown Holiday Open House and Lighting Ceremony.

(Downtown Chillicothe 2021 Open House & Lighting Ceremony- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Throne introduced Santa, as the jolly old elf pushed the button that lighted the Christmas Tree at the head of Yoctangee Park.

Throne also told the crowd that more than $90,000 was raised through private and business contributions to light the park, compared to $15,000 raised a couple of years ago.

There was no lighting ceremony and open house last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.