WEWS hosts Cleveland's 2012 WinterFest tree-lighting ceremony

Cleveland tree lighting

WEWS – NewsChannel 5 helped kick off the Christmas season in late November with a tree lighting, Santa and fireworks at WinterFest on Public Square in Cleveland.

The cold weather didn't keep people from coming out to enjoy the festivities and singing.

NewsChannel5 was a proud sponsor for WinterFest on Public Square. Macie Jepson, anchor of Good Morning Cleveland hosted the one-hour stage program with thousands of people in attendance and anticipating the historic lighting ceremony.   

This year, the strands add up to 100,000 feet in honor of GE Lighting’s 100th anniversary of its world headquarters in Nela Park in Cleveland.

Of course, the talk of the night was Santa Claus!

 The station's promotions team was also on hand giving logo premiums away at the NewsChannel 5 booth.  The whole event was live-streamed on newsnet5.com where nearly 600 users logged on to watch.