The annual tree lighting ceremony at downtown McCall Park in Plant City marks the start of the holiday season. A 24-foot live tree is adorned with lights “purchased” by individuals, families and businesses in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. Proceeds benefit the many services and programs at South Florida Baptist Hospital. The Foundation and the City of Plant City co-sponsor this traditional family event that is open to the community and free of charge. (No tickets are required). Enjoy holiday music by local choirs and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (at a nominal charge). Sponsorship opportunities for this event range from our Supporting Sponsor at $250 to our Lights of Love Major Sponsor at $5,000. This level of sponsorship receives a box under the tree with your name printed on it. Individual lights begin at $25 each and must be purchased in advance. All sponsors and lights purchased are listed in the printed program. The event is usually held the first Thursday evening in December, depending on the date of the annual Plant City Christmas Parade.