October 7, 2019

2019 Tree Lighter Announced!

The 2019 Christmas in Vinita Tree Lighter will be Miss Avery Wilmering! Avery is 6 years old and battling Craniopharyngioma. She was diagnosed on February 21st, 2019 with a life-threatening tumor. On February 22nd, Avery had surgery to place a reservoir to drain off fluid from a cyst that had grown around the tumor that was crushing her brain. During the surgery, doctors drained an ounce of fluid off of her brain. Due to the location of the tumor, if not treated with radiation, it had a great chance of becoming malignant. Avery and her mom traveled to Memphis in May so Avery could receive treatments at St. Jude. She was there for about three months.

As of today, Avery's cyst has shrunk and the fluid that has been drained is now clear! She will have another check-up in December.

Avery recently met with Wish Granters from 'Make a Wish Oklahoma' where she shared her wish with them! She will hopefully hear back soon that her Wish has been granted!

We are SO excited to have Miss Avery light our community tree this year!

“There is a reason why she was picked for this journey and this little warrior will change lives with her brave story.” -Avery’s mom, Megan

September 30, 2019

2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony Announced

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Christmas in Vinita Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 30th. We will again have Craft and Food Vendors set up, Children's activities and LIVE Entertainment! The Lighting of the Tree will take place at dark. Come out and enjoy all of the events we have planned, stay for the tree lighting, and grab dinner from the food trucks. It's going to be a magical night! More details will be announced soon!

The CIV 2019 shirts are available NOW! Order one today and help spread the word about this year's event! 

If you would like to perform, if your group or organization would like to host a children's activity, or if you would like to help sponsor the 2019 CIV event, please email us a ChristmasInVinita@gmail.com for more information!

September 24, 2019

2019 CIV Shirts

We are so excited about this years shirt design! Isn't it CUTE and STYLISH?!? The shirt design this year is the iconic Red Truck with a Green Christmas Tree in the back, printed on a gray shirt/hoodie. We are also offering a CUTE Baseball Tee this year as well! The Baseball Tee features a gray body with red sleeves and trim. Check out our Shop section for ordering and pricing details.