Cherokee Nation to “Light up the Christmas Season”

November 28, 2017

Cherokee Nation hosts “Light Up the Christmas Season.”

Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Cherokee National Capitol Square
100 S. Muskogee Ave.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker and First Lady Sherry Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee National Youth Choir

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Welcome the holiday season with the Cherokee Nation at the annual “Light Up the Christmas Season” event on Dec. 1.

The Christmas celebration is hosted at the Cherokee National Capitol Square and includes a holiday open house at Cort Mall, performances by the Cherokee National Youth Choir and the lighting of the Cherokee National Capitol Square.

“We hope to have a festive crowd as we kickoff the holiday with the lighting of the historic Cherokee Capitol Square,” said Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden. “The Christmas season is defined by a spirit of togetherness, goodwill and unity and this annual celebration always creates many wonderful family memories.”

The family-friendly event begins at 4 p.m. and features special activities for children including a Christmas Train, ornament making, a live nativity scene and an appearance from Santa Claus. First Lady Sherry Baker will read Christmas stories and guests will be served hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Children will also receive a bag of old-fashion candy.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.