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Paso Robles holds 33rd annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 01:36:48-05

The holiday lighting ceremony is a staple in the City of Paso Robles since 1986.

One that Norma Moye, executive director of Paso Robles Mainstreet Association, has helped with since its beginning.

"This is 33 years of a great, great event," said Moye.

Live music, free hot chocolate, and candlelight caroling were components of this special tradition.

Organizers say the ceremony takes long hours of preparation to make it all come to life.

"A lot of work, a lot of work to do this event, but a lot of fun," said Moye.

"It's usually getting all the props and everything ready a few months ahead, so we like to at least get going on the actual meetings six months prior," said Gina Grieb, marketing and events director, Paso Robles Mainstreet Association.

The holiday lighting ceremony is more than just that.

It's a representation of the community members that have taken part in the event for over three decades.

"When you see everyone come together in our community in the downtown city park, you feel the holiday spirit, you just feel that energy," said Grieb.

"It shows that we have spirit, holiday spirit, and we have cooperation and we're a team," said Moye.

The City of Paso Robles will host Santa Claus December 7th, as it holds their annual Christmas light parade.