Tower Lights Up Joint Base

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Reid Tokeshi

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The 47th annual holiday lighting of the Freedom Tower, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, was held Dec. 2. JBPHH Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) presented this free event.

The festivities began with a variety of treats and activities for kids. A hot chocolate tent served up the winter beverage favorite along with holiday touches such as candy canes and other fixings, and free cookies were passed out to all. Bounce houses provided an outlet for the young ones to burn off some energy from their sweet treats.
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Two craft tents offered children and adults the opportunity to build models and create holiday artwork.

On the lawn in front of the tower, the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band provided musical entertainment. Several fundraising organizations were also on hand selling various food and drink items.
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Santa arrived via fire truck and stuck around to pose for hundreds of free photos with the many families who awaited his arrival.

At 7 p.m., the Freedom Tower was lit in festive colors, providing a fitting climax to the evening.
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