Festivities delayed in downtown Kingston

December 15, 2016
In this 2014 file photo, Jaheem Robinson seems to be enjoying this huge Christmas tree in the St William Grant Park, downtown Kingston.


The annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony is set to take place next Tuesday inside the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston.

When asked about the event last week, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) told THE STAR that the tree lighting was being held a little later than usual this year, but did not state any specific reason for the setback.

The annual ceremony usually takes place during the second week of December. Speculations were that the event was delayed due to the recent Local Government Elections, but the KSAC refused to comment on the matter.


Move Swiftly


Senator Dr Angela Brown Burke will vacate the post as Mayor of Kingston today, to make way for Senator Delroy Williams, who represents the Seivwright Gardens division of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) and will be officially sworn in today.

The KSAC will now have to move swiftly with plans for the annual event, which is usually accompanied by a grand concert in the St Williams Grant Park. The free concert is one of the highly anticipated events of the festive season, attracting thousands of patrons. Over the years, acts such as Tessanne Chin, Half Pint, Etana and Romain Virgo have performed at the event.

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