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Old Harbour’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony is December 17

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A brilliant shot of the 2013 Old Harbour Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony by Aaron Fogah A brilliant shot of the 2013 Old Harbour Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony by Aaron Fogah Photo: File

The Old Harbour Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on December 17.

The historic traditional event takes place across many Jamaican towns and cities signalling the official start to the festive season.

Steve Graham, councillor of the Old Harbour Central Division, recently confirmed the date with Old Harbour News.

The decades-old ritual is one many citizens and businesses anticipate as streets are kept abuzz throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning.

With schools scheduled to close for the holiday, children are usually out in their thousands along with parents.

For many the occasion is an opportunity to grab an early gift or purchase items on discount. And for others it's an event they look forward to every year along with family and friends.

Navigating the busy streets will also be a huge challenge for pedestrians and motorists, who urged to use alternate routes.

Meanwhile the police say several crime fighting measures will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of all during the ceremony and throughout the festive period.

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