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Wright-Patterson AFB to host annual holiday tree lighting Dec. 1

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  • 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT- PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Holiday spirit is in the air as Santa prepares to touch down at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Wright-Patterson Club for the base’s holiday tree lighting ceremonies.  

Along with the various tree lighting festivities, this year’s event includes remarks by Col. Christopher Meeker, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander; musical performances by the Band of Flight and a children’s choir; live reindeer; an opportunity for photos with Santa; food; games; crafts and a vendor village, among much, much more!

Want to watch the event in the comforts of your own home? The event will also be live streamed on the 88th ABW Facebook Page at

Media interested in attending this event should RSVP to 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs by emailing, or calling 253-459-4841 by 10 a.m. Dec. 1. For base access, media will need to provide the names and driver’s license information (full name as listed on a driver’s license, driver’s license number and state of issue) of individuals covering the event.

Media covering the event must be at the Hope Hotel, located by Gate 12A in Area A, to meet a 88th ABW Public Affairs representative for escort onto the base no later than 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1.