Twelfth Night Tree Burning Ceremony Returns

Twelfth Night Tree Burning Ceremony Returns
Posted on 12/17/2020
This event has been canceled.

The Village of Pleasant Prairie’s historic Twelfth Night event began in 1980, continued through 1993, and resumed in 2020. The ceremony will return in 2021, with the traditional holiday tree burning bonfire.

Area communities are welcome to attend to help celebrate the Twelfth Night tradition. The 2021 ceremony is planned for January 6, starting at 6:00 p.m. at RecPlex Wruck (Beach) Pavilion, located along Park Drive on the west side of Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie. The Pleasant Prairie Convention and Visitors Bureau (PPCVB), Pleasant Prairie Historical Society, and Village of Pleasant Prairie are hosting the event.

The Village utilizes this historic ceremony to dispose of dried holiday trees. The preferred drop-off location to contribute a tree to the event is inside the fenced-in area along Park Drive, on Lake Andrea’s west side, near the beach. The holiday tree drop-off site opens for Village residents starting December 26. Public safety at the event is a top priority. The bonfire area will be at least 100 square feet and is subject to the Fire Chief and onsite Public Safety Personnel judgment. Community members are encouraged to wear masks, maintain social distances, and follow COVID-19 recommendations. Parking along Park Drive will be reserved for Fire and Rescue to keep safety trucks and equipment closest to the fire. Guests may park in lots on either side of the Wruck Pavilion.

The Twelfth Night Celebration is free and open to the public. The Village, Historical Society, and PPCVB look forward to seeing guests attend the event. Festivities will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome from PPCVB Executive Director Michelle Williamson. The holiday tree bonfire will start at 6:15 p.m., followed by hot chocolate outside the Wruck Pavilion. Donations for the Twelfth Night are welcome to support the Historical Society that recently finished renovations to the historic Dublin School and opened the Pleasant Prairie History Museum to the community.
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