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27 Nov, 2019

Tree lighting event kicks off holiday season at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Come celebrate the start of the holiday season at Babcock Ranch’s third annual Tree Lighting Event in Founder’s Square Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.

NBC2 News anchor Lisa Spooner will emcee the festivities, including the Babcock Ranch tree lighting ceremony at Founder’s Square. The family-friendly evening will feature electric train rides, face painting, balloon artists and holiday performances by Babcock Neighborhood Schools Kindergarten through third grade classes and the Alva School Band and Chorus.

Santa Claus will be making a stop at Babcock Ranch arrive via horse-drawn sleigh and posing for photos. Festive food and drink specials will also be available.

Attendance and parking are free. Wristbands are required for all children riding the holiday train and participating in activities. Proceeds support Babcock Neighborhood School and The Alva School. Visit www.babcockranch.com/events for more information and to purchase a wristband in advance.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit www.BabcockRanch.com.

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