Christmas Celebration Returns to Bullhead Point Friday

A celebration of Christmas — complete with hot chocolate, lit tree and a visit from Santa — will come back to Fulton’s Bullhead Point park after a year’s absence.

Fulton Aldermen Tom Kenyon and Dan Knopp are heading the event that they call An Old Fashioned Tree Lighting.  It begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the park pavilion.

“Bring the kids; it’s free,” said Kenyon.

It’s free because everything for the event has been donated.  There’ll be cookies, candy canes, hot cocoa and donut holes courtesy of Walmart and Price Chopper.  The town of Granby is loaning the group its popcorn machine for the night. Kenyon and Knopp said the students of Noah’s Nursery preschool and Shannon’s Hot Dogs will be on hand as well.

Sunshine Produce is giving the event a tall Christmas tree, which will stand in the center of the pavilion.  And Universal Steel Corp. is building a sturdy stand for the tree.

Santa will arrive to hear the requests of children, the tree will be lit and Kenyon expects a large crowd to have a good time.

The event began a few years back, but took a year off last year.  Kenyon said a lot of people were disappointed that it didn’t happen, so he is among the people making sure it returns this year and every year after that.