CRESTVIEW Following the city of Crestview and Main Street Crestview Association's Christmas Parade, attendees are invited to nearby Lifepoint Church for a Christmas tree lighting.


CRESTVIEW Following the city of Crestview and Main Street Crestview Association's Christmas Parade, attendees are invited to nearby Lifepoint Church for a Christmas tree lighting.



Attendees can sip free hot chocolate and snack on cookies as church volunteers light an artificial 23-foot-tall Christmas tree in Lifepoint's main parking lot.



The event a first for the church will include a live nativity with church members and a large sleigh display for photo opportunities.  



"It's something we always wanted to do for the community to draw us all together," church business administrator Kathy Barrow said. 



"Hopefully, this is going to be a great time for many years to come," she said.



WANT TO GO?



WHAT: City of Crestview and Main Street Crestview Association's Christmas Parade and Lifepoint Church Christmas tree lighting



WHEN: Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street; tree lighting begins at 8:30 p.m.



WHERE: 400 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.