WAYNESBORO- On a crisp Friday evening, Nov. 17, the town of Waynesboro gathered for their annual tree lighting ceremony, a joyous kick-off to the holiday season. The air crackled with anticipation as the square in downtown Waynesboro transformed into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations.
DJ Tiny Michaels from Wayz 104.7 set the mood with cheerful holiday tunes, his energetic voice guiding the crowd through a range of classic carols and contemporary favorites. Families and friends huddled together, their faces aglow with the warm light from the surrounding illuminations.
As the clock struck 7 p.m., the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived. With a collective gasp of excitement, the dazzling Christmas tree burst into life, its branches adorned with thousands of sparkling lights. A cheer erupted from the crowd, their voices echoing through the crisp night air.
The festivities continued with a delightful array of family-friendly activities. Children gleefully lined up for free candy, oranges, hot cocoa, cookies, and treats, their laughter filling the square with infectious joy. Carriage rides from Rocky Ridge Farms transported families through the town’s charming streets, offering a magical glimpse of the holiday decorations.