VIDEO| Misawa AB illuminates holiday season at annual tree-lighting

Photo by Yoshihito Morita, Stripes Japan  
Photo by Yoshihito Morita, Stripes Japan  

VIDEO| Misawa AB illuminates holiday season at annual tree-lighting

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Misawa Air Base kicked off its holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2.

Families endured the cold winter weather to countdown the lighting of the 25-foot-tall display together. Students from Edgren Middle High School performed dances and the school choir also sang holiday carols.

The tree will remain illuminated at night throughout the month and also includes life-sized holiday cards from different base squadrons and departments.

While more than 100 attendees were anticipating, the Christmas tree lit up after a collaborative countdown.


Photo by Yoshihito Morita, Stripes Japan

This annual event included life-size holiday cards, a 25-foot Christmas tree adorned with lights, live musical performances by school choirs and Santa Claus.

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