The annual Upper Alton Association Christmas Tree Lighting will take place tonight (Sunday, November 22) right next to the Robert Wadlow statue in upper Alton. The event is sponsored by the Upper Alton Association, and the hope is to attract more people to the upper Alton business district through a series of events such as this one and the summer concert series.
Association Board President Kim Campbell tells The Big Z it has become an Upper Alton tradition.
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Associate Alton Police Chaplain Jason Harrison will bless the tree, and there will also be a performance by the Alton Middle School Choir The ceremony begins at 6pm.