Jenny Harding, For TSM

I love Christmas traditions.  One thing that has become a tradition for my wife and me is NightLights.  We always bundle up and watch the big blue Christmas tree come to life. The annual NightLights celebration and tree lighting ceremony is tonight (Saturday, December 1st) at 6pm at First Presbyterian Church just south of Mulberry on College Avenue in Fort Collins.

The Realities For Children event raises money to help 19 agencies that help fight child abuse right here in Northern Colorado.

Tonight’s activities include hot soup courtesy of Qdoba Mexican Grill, hot chocolate, children singing Christmas songs and the countdown to the lighting of the 50 foot tall NightLights tree with 25,000 lights synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes!

NightLights is a celebration that brings people from around our community together over the holiday season to help brighten the lives of abused and neglected children in need. Businesses, individuals, groups and families can sponsor a light on the 50′ tall NightLights Tree for just $100. This is a tax deductible donation that is used in it’s entirety, through the Realities For Children Emergency Fund to provide for the unmet needs of Larimer County children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.