Christmas trees with lights

In addition to its annual Christmas Walk, Cascia Hall Preparatory School will host a new festive amenity this year — the Old Time Christmas Tree Lot.

The tree lot will be located on the school’s campus, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave., at its South Utica Avenue entrance. The lot will be open to the public from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8; and 4-7 p.m., Dec. 6. More than 200 Fraser fir trees will be available to purchase, and a special Santa’s Village will include family friendly activities. On Dec. 6, a Chili Cook-off will be held at the tree lot. Gemstar Caribbean Steel Band will perform while guests choose the best chili entries. Entering a team in the Chili Cook-off is open to the public; register at

The 37th annual Cascia Christmas Walk will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 8. The home tour will showcase four midtown homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tour tickets are $20 at until Nov. 21 or at the school Nov. 5-Dec. 5. Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center and each home on the tour. Transportation will be provided between homes. More information about the Walk and other activities is available at

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