The City of Hollister will kick-off the Christmas season on Downing Street with a first-time event, A Downing Street Christmas, Sunday, November 4th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The City of Hollister Park Board will join the Branson/Hollister Lions Club in dedicating the Downing Street Pedestrian Mall, located between Hook & Ladder Pizza and Take 1 Hair Salon. As part of their Centennial Project, the Lions Club contributed $10,000 towards the completion of the Pedestrian Mall. In conjunction with the dedication, the Park Board will begin a new tradition with A Downing Street Christmas. Through donations from our residents and businesses, we were able to purchase a 16 foot Christmas tree that will be placed in the Pedestrian Mall. During the event on November 4th, we will have our official tree lighting ceremony, with our very special guest, Santa Claus to do the honors. Talented, young performers from the Hollister High School Mixed Double Ensemble will provide carols as on-lookers enjoy refreshments. For more information regarding A Downing Street Christmas, please contact Denise Olmstead at 417-337-8315.