Tree Lighting Ceremony: Illuminating Lake Gregory, November 25

Crestline’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at dusk on Saturday, November 25. The event takes place from the North Shore off Lake Drive. (File Photo)

By Susan A. Neufeld

On Saturday evening, November 25, head over to the North Shore at Lake Gregory to enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! It all begins at dusk.

Hot food and drinks, Christmas carols and the reading of the Christmas Story by local pastors, will make this sweet tradition a memorable one.

And, of course…. come to get a glimpse of Santa Claus as he visits from the North Pole… and then watch as the switch is  thrown to illuminate Crestline’s Christmas tree.


Pilot Rock Conservation Camp crews work along the shore of Lake Gregory to string lights for Crestline’s Christmas Tree. (Photo by CALFIRE)


The CALFIRE Hazardous Tree Crew, from Pilot Rock Conservation Camp, hung multiple strings of lights last week.

“It’s mutually beneficial project for the Pilot Rock crew,” CALFIRE posted “because the community gets to enjoy the lights and the Hazardous Tree Crew get to exercise their climbing skills.”


The North Shore is located at 24171 Lake Drive at Lake Gregory Drive in Crestline.


CALFIRE’S Hazardous Tree Crew strings lights o the Crestline Christmas Tree in preparation for the November 25 tree lighting ceremony. (Photo by CALFIRE)