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The Kiwanis Club of Keene will once again host its annual tree-lighting celebration in Central Square on Friday, Nov. 26, from 5-8 p.m.

After presenting a virtual event last year, the Kiwanis Club is returning to an in-person celebration. The event is a family-friendly evening to kick off the holiday season with live music at 5 p.m.; a reading of the “’Twas the Night before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus; and hot chocolate and cookies available by donation from the students of the St. Joseph Regional School Builders Club and the Surry Village Charter School.

The Keene High and Monadnock Key Clubs will distribute free bells to all children, which will be used to ring in the arrival of Santa. The event culminates with the countdown to the lighting of the holiday tree. Kids will then have a chance to have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus (bring your own camera).

The Kiwanis Club of Keene has hosted the annual tree-lighting ceremony since 2013. The club focuses on programs and activities for children.

The event is sponsored by Fenton Family Dealerships and Keene Monument C.

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