“It is beautiful and actually the star on top is solar powered, so it will light the entire month long,” Event Organizer Lisa Howard said. “They worked really hard, and it is a phenomenal tree. It is beautifully lit and, as you can see, the decorations are amazing.”
As for the Parade of Lights, Howard said there were not as many floats this year, but more people chose to walk. She said this was a choice in order to allow for social distancing.
The committee said it is already thinking of new ideas for next year, and members are always looking for input and suggestions. If you’d like to share anything with the committee email firstname.lastname@example.org
“This event brings our community together every year and helps bring the magic of Christmas back to everyone,” Sarakas said. “I would like to thank all the individuals, groups, organizations and businesses that helped make our event so wonderful.”
Sarakas said this includes helping Light Up Azalea Park, decorating the light poles around town, decorating your store front window, participating in the parade, setting up as a vendor, hosting a free event, or anything she might have missed. She said the event truly could not be possible without the help of everyone.
The event is organized by Lisa Howard, Danetta Howard, April Sarakas and Tara Hale.