Date(s) - 11/29/2012
Santa Arrives In Style For Palladio Tree Lighting
Date: November 29, 2012
Location: Palladio at Broadstone
Folsom and El Dorado Hills Residents Involved: Jennifer Thompson, Dominique McElfresh with Boogir, Marisa Caldwell & Joseph, Mike & Danny Malher, Leslie & Craig Elowson. Members of the Aguilar, Wheeler, Peyrucain, Truax & Dicolo Families.
The pouring rain did not stop Santa and nearly 1,000 people from coming out to the Palladio open air mall for its inaugural Holiday Tree Lighting. The event featured some amazing entertainment including over 30 dancers from Folsom Dance Arts who surprised the crowd with a holiday flash mob.
The Folsom Middle School Orchestra, which is comprised of 80 children from both Folsom and Sutter Middle Schools, also performed. Guests also enjoyed carols sung by a Dickens Christmas caroling group. Local city leaders, representatives from the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and local business leaders enjoyed a private reception catered by Chops Restaurant and hosted by Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Children took part in making their own ornaments and everyone enjoyed free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, and cider.
The highlight of the event was Santa arriving in a horse drawn carriage and then assisting Channel 13’s Christina Anderson light the 30-foot Christmas tree. Everyone enjoyed free carriage rides with Santa, which Palladio provided through December 22nd. Many locals also brought donations of food for the Twin Lakes Food Bank.