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Scott holds virtual tree-lighting

Posted at 10:24 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 23:27:19-05

The City of Scott didn't let the pandemic stop the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree - but it did happen a little differently this year.

Instead of having a gathering in the city for the event, the tree lighting was live streamed on the Scott Facebook Page.
Mayor Jan-Scott Richard

"I think that's what 2020 has been about - it's been about adjusting and making do with the situation
that's put in front of us," said Mayor Jan-Scott Richard. "I think we've handled it the best way we can and this is a great way to still usher in the season and get Santa back into the community of Scott."

You can see the entire event here:

Another holiday event is planned on December 20, when Santa returns to Scott. He will parade through the city, escorted by Scott Police officers and Scott Firefighters. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and last until 5 p.m..

Santa's parade will be just like the Easter Bunny event that was held this past spring; Santa will ride on a fire engine, and will wave and greet everyone, but there will be very limited stops. Santa will remain on top of the Fire Engine, to help with social distancing.

The parade will be livestreamed on the Scott Fire Department's Facebook page. You can find the parade route on this post:

Because Santa may not be able make it everywhere around town, he will be making a special trip to SuperOne and Acadiana High School.