Holiday tree lighting at City Hall

Hannah Tucker, Photographer

Coppell families gather for food and treats at City Hall for the annual Christmas celebration last Saturday night. After the rainy weather cancelled the parade, the tree lighting was moved inside City Hall. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Many volunteers at the festival bring their families with them to join in the festivities Saturday night in City Hall at the tree lighting. Booths were posted by the entrance, where children could decorate themselves with antler headbands and glowsticks. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Local business owner and dentist, Dr. Melissa Rozas, along with other teens help out little kids at the craft booth at the City Hall Tree Lighting Saturday Night. The craft booth offered ornament making, where paper cutouts were punched into ornament shapes and kids could put together and decorate one. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Dallas-based music artist Justin Cash (right) and the rest of his trio warm up to perform on the City Hall balcony Saturday night. Providing entertainment and live music, the trio played a variety of Christmas tunes for the onlookers’ enjoyment. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
The Coppell Community Chorale carol on the stage area behind City Hall before the tree lighting last Saturday night. Listening to their Christmas tunes, families waiting for the lighting enjoyed the uplifting music. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt delivers a speech to the community, leading into the introduction and count down to the tree lighting Saturday night outside City Hall. “With the rain we didn’t know what to anticipate as far as a crowds,” Hunt said. “This is the highlight of our Christmas holiday.” Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance Saturday night in City Hall to take photos and spread joy and holiday spirit to Coppell families. With a photo booth set up, children and families could go and take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
Decorated with garland up the pillars and a giant polar bear, the outside and inside of City Hall is decked out with Christmas spirit Saturday night. To get into the spirit, many Coppell parents took photos of their kids climbing on the bear. Photos by Hannah Tucker.
The Kona Ice Trucks, typically serving snow cones around Coppell during the warmer weather, came to visit City Hall, bringing delicious treats with them. Chilly visitors could stop by to grab a cup of cocoa topped with whipped cream and a chocolate chip cookie. Photos by Hannah Tucker.