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Santa at Riverside

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Note: This event has already passed.

Santa returns for his annual visit to Fort Benning from 5:30-8:30pm Dec. 7 on the lawn of Riverside, the historic home of Fort Benning’s commanding general, located at the intersection of Lumpkin and Vibbert on Main Post. This free event is open to the whole Fort Benning community, on post and off, and to mark the occasion of our Centennial Celebration, it will include the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and the planting of a Centennial Tree. MWR partners with the Fort Benning Chaplains Program for this wonderful event. Santa will sit for visits and photographs with the good children of Fort Benning. Bring your camera! This event includes games, prizes, refreshments, singing and so much more. Plan to park in the lot on Vibbert Avenue to the north of Riverside. For more information, call 706-545-1853.


Schedule of events:

5:30pm: Enjoy music by the MCoE Band while the kids play, do crafts and more!

5:45pm: Opening remarks

5:50pm: Invocation

5:50pm: Planting of the Centennial Tree

6pm: Lighting of Christmas Tree

6:15pm: Singing of Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Santa arrives!

6:20pm: Enjoy Polar Express and meet with Santa