November 26, 2019

7th Annual Tree Lighting

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Join us on Saturday November 30 at 6pm for the 7th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Echo Lake Park!

Celebrate the season with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Middle Smithfield Township as we light the tree. Music will be provided by the East Stroudsburg High School North Choir and Band. Cocoa from Exploria Resorts as well as photos with Santa will also be available. Parking will be available at the Marshall’s Square shopping center next to the park. Constables will be on hand to ensure safety.

The event begins at 6pm with music and cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive escorted by the Marshalls Creek Fire Company at 6:30 to light the tree, followed by a fireworks display. The Clauses will be available for pictures until 7:30.

The event is completely FREE to attend, and donations in the form of toys or non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys For Tots and Bushkill Outreach; two organizations that help share the cheer for families in need every holiday season and throughout the year.

“We all look forward to the tree lighting every year,” said Township Supervisor and Parks and Recreation Director Mike Dwyer. “The fireworks are a fantastic addition to the event. Our tree lighting is one of the most popular annual traditions in our community.”

Special thanks to our sponsors Scandale Associated Builders and Retro Fitness of Marshalls Creek. Thank you also to Santa’s helpers Bushkill Emergency Corps, Marshalls Square Shopping Mall, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Pocono Palace Resort, MST Constables, and the Pocono Photo Club.

Echo Lake Park is located at 5206 Milford Road and is open to the general public every day from sunrise to sunset. For more information about the Tree Lighting event, or any of MST’s parks, please contact Chris Rain at 570-223-8920 x119 or

Details for the Tree Lighting:

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6pm.
Rain Date: Sunday December 1.
Where: Echo Lake Park at 5206 Milford Road.
Parking: Marshalls Square Mall, located immediately next to Echo Lake Park on Rt. 209 North, or across the street at Pocono Palace Resort. Parking at Echo Lake Park is for handicapped access only. There is no parking at the Presbyterian Church. Constables are on hand for safety.
Contact Info: Chris Rain, 570-223-8920 ext. 119 or email or visit for details or questions.


Pictures from 2018’s 6th Annual Tree Lighting: