Rob Shippy, USD 231 school board president, Pam Stranathan, USD 231 superintendent and Carl Garrett, Wheatridge middle school principal assist Santa and Mrs. Claus at the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 28, as Chris Morrow, mayor, leads the crowd in a countdown to the lighting. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz


Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz


Children met Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s workshop, which opened immediately following the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Rob Shippy, USD 231 school board president, Pam Stranathan, USD 231 superintendent and Carl Garrett, Wheatridge middle school principal assist Santa and Mrs. Claus at the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 28, as Chris Morrow, mayor, leads the crowd in a countdown to the lighting.