Annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Gallery

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Thanks to Honor Credit Union for coming out with popcorn!

The crowd loved the dancers!

These little ones put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Thanks to New Attitudes for giving us a new highlight this year!

What a beautiful family taking their photo with Santa.

This year the police put the Grinch in jail at the Mall!

BIGGBY Coffee had coffee and hot chocolate for guests.

The Marquette Chamber Township members were out tonight serving cookies and juice from Super One Foods.

People were checking out the UPAWS Apparel store.

It’s the biggest try we have had yet.

Santa getting ready to flip the switch.

We had a great crowd this evening.

The Grinch was out there sneaking around!

The tree lit up next to Westwood Mall on US-41

Thanks to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department for saving Christmas.

Look at that smile!

This little girl was very pleased to see Santa.

These two Marquette Township Special Events Committee members were giving out free cookies and juice

The MTBA had juice and cookies at their tables!

The Honor Credit Union Crew

Kids were eager to get their photo taken with Santa.

The Sheriff’s Department tying up the Grinch.

The Marquette Redmen Chorale singing Christmas Carols

Santa all set to visit with the kids

Everyone loves Santa

The Grinch is in custody!

Happy faces at the tree lighting.

Board Member Todd Noordyk and Chairman Frank Stabile

Todd Noordyk, Undersheriff Mike Klein, Sgt. Dave DeRocher, Ross Anthony and Randy Girard

Santa Claus and the Marquette Township Honor Credit Union team

Oh, no! The Grinch trying to steal 103 FXD!

The Grinch also tried to take!

Biggby Coffee workers were surprised when the Grinch showed up!

The Grinch and Landon Palmer from Biggby Coffee

Santa threw the switch that lit up Marquette Township’s tree

The kids loved meeting Santa

Santa arrived to bring a little Christmas cheer

Christmas was saved!

Deputies were quick to control the Grinch, however.

The Grinch stole the stage from the Redmen Chorale

The Redmen Chorale performed at the tree lighting ceremony

The Grinch slunk around Applebee’s of Marquette

Marquette sheriff deputy stepped up with his plan to control the Grinch this holiday season

The Grinch tried to steal the microphone for 101.9

The Grinch startled Eric Scott of Great Lakes Radio

Check out the HUGE blue spruce at the tree lighting tomorrow!

Deputies will be on hand to keep the Grinch in check for the tree lighting

Santa Claus Is Coming To Marquette Township Tomorrow Night!

Here comes SANTA!

Waiting for Santa

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

The Marquette Chorale

The Marquette Chorale

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Bill Richards and his horse drawn carriage

The Marquette Chorale on the stage

Marquette Township Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Everyone singing together.

The Marquette Chorale

Marquette County Sheriff hauls The Grinch away!

Bye Bye, Grinch!

Marquette County Sheriff hauls the Grinch away

Happy Elf beats the Grinch!


You can’t steal OUR Christmas, Grinch!

Rusty the Elf

HEY! The Grinch isn’t part of the Marquette Chorale!

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

LOOK OUT! The GRINCH is behind you!

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

The Grinch lurking around local restaurants

The Grinch at Great Lakes Radio

THE GRINCH at Great Lakes Radio!

Santa and a friend

Merry Christmas!

Sitting on Santa’s lap

Santa loves to have his picture taken

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Waiting in line to see Santa!

All I want for Christmas…

Having fun on the carriage ride

Horse drawn carriage rides

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

What a great crowd!

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Santa and the Marquette Chorale

Welcome Santa!

Here comes SANTA!

The crowd watches the Marquette Chorale

Rusty the Elf

A pink limo

Everybody is waiting for Santa!

Marquette Sheriff and Todd Noordyk

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Horse drawn carriage rides

Marquette Tree Lighting Ceremony – 2012

Santa lighting the Marquette Township Christmas Tree

The crowd waits anxiously for Santa!

Marquette Chorale singing Christmas carols

Marquette Chorale singing Christmas carols

Marquette County Sherriff hauls The Grinch away!

With the flip of a switch Marquette Township’s Christmas Tree was lit!

LeAnne Kachmarsky thanked everyone for coming and invited them inside the Westwood Mall for cookies and hot chocolate!

“Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!”

Santa came in the Marquette Township Fire Truck!

Such beautiful singing!

The entire Marquette Redmen Choral!

Everyone loved when the Sheriff’s cuffed the Grinch and put him in the Police car!

The Grinch got arrested!

Lots of people showed up for Marquette Township’s “Catch the Spirit of Christmas 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony”

What a wonderful crowd!

Everyone loved the setting!

The Choral on stage

The Marquette Redmen Choral did a wonderful job!

Thank you Bill Richards for the wonderful horse-drawn sleigh rides!

The kids loved the mean ol’ Grinch!

2011 Christmas Tree Lighting in Marquette Township was so much fun!

Marquette Township Christmas Tree Lighting 2011

Set Up For the “Catch the Vision” Tree Lighting Ceremony is Well Under Way

The tree will be set up at between Applebee's and Aspen Dental.

The tree will be set up at between Applebee’s and Aspen Dental.

Marquette, MI – November 8, 2018 – We’re just over two weeks away from the annual Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony which means it is time to pick a tree!

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Frank Stabile presenting the First Dollar.

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