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Santa invites all to CCCC Foundation's Christmas Tree Lighting in Sanford

11.28.2018 • College & Community, College General

SANFORD - Santa Claus will be at Central Carolina Community College Nov. 29, enjoying the CCCC Foundation's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. He invites everyone to join him there.

The free event takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Lee County Campus Plaza, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford.

The Lee County High School Marching Band kicks off the festivities as the band parades through campus, accompanying Santa to the plaza.

The jolly old elf will greet children of all ages and be available to take Christmas wishes back to the North Pole. Santa is ready and eager to meet all of the children and have his picture taken with them. The CCCC Foundation will post the photos on its website,, the following day, where they can be downloaded for free.

The holiday classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," will be read. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Charlee Cougar, the college's mascot, will be greeting visitors and sharing his fun antics. The Temple Teens will perform Christmas Carols.

"Following the story, a countdown will begin and the CCCC Christmas tree will be officially lit for the holiday season," said Dr. Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director. "Please come out and join us for this special occasion!"

For more information, contact Hare at 919-718-7230 or

Santa invites all to CCCC Foundation's Christmas Tree Lighting in Sanford

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus welcome guests for the CCCC Foundation's Christmas Tree Lighting event on Nov. 29 at the college's Lee County Campus.