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’Tween Waters tree lighting ceremony returns Nov. 27

By Staff | Nov 19, 2009

If you’ve traveled past ‘Tween Waters Inn lately, you might have noticed a familiar character scaling the palm tree in front of the historic resort, scanning the gulf waters for signs of the upcoming holiday season.

Santa Claus, of course, has resumed his post in front of ‘Tween Waters, indicating that the resort’s annual tree lighting ceremony is coming up soon – the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, to be exact.

“It will be another wonderful event with a couple of new secret elements. But you have to come out to see them,” said ‘Tween Waters general manager Jeff Shuff.

Carolers from the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater will regale guests with holiday favorites as they mingle through the twinkling wonderland – and you can probably count on a visit from the man in red himself.

In addition to giant snowmen, hard-working elves and gravity-defying reindeer, approximately 120,000 lights have been strung up by ‘Tween Waters staff to create the holiday haven.

To avoid traffic build up, Shuff recommends that folks get to the resort early, around 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

“It’s our Christmas present to the islands,” Shuff said.