Holiday decoration in Gateway Park with brightly lit holiday castle in the center.

Message from the City Manager – December 2023

By Stan Morris, City Manager

(Monday, December 4, 2023) – It is officially the holiday season, and that means cooler weather, bright lights, vibrant decorations, and time with loved ones. Everywhere you look, the city is alive with festive cheer, creating a perfect backdrop for the joyous celebrations ahead.

Our annual Winter Fest will kick off the holiday season at Gateway Park on Sunday, December 3. The park will transform into a magical candy land full of twinkling lights and extravagant entertainment. Families and friends will gather to experience the enchantment of the holidays, making memories that last long after decorations come down. But the celebrations don’t stop there. Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Ball on December 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, the theme is Times Square, promising a glamourous escape to the Big Apple for a pre-New Year’s Eve bash. Join your fellow residents in an evening with glitz and glamour, and the anticipation of the upcoming year.

As we ring in the New Year, a time of new beginnings and resolutions, let’s reflect fondly on this year past and set new goals for 2024. On behalf of the City, we wish you all a very happy holiday season and joyous new year.