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PHOTO GALLERY: Magic Tree at The Village of Cherry Hill lights up for holiday season

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PHOTO GALLERY: Magic Tree at The Village of Cherry Hill lights up for holiday season

The Magic Tree lit up at The Village of Cherry Hill on Thursday. After a countdown, the tree was turned on and the music started.

Abigail Charles, 4, examines the Magic Tree

Abigail Charles, 4, examines the Magic Tree on Thursday. The 2016 tree had about 45,000 LED lights at The Village of Cherry Hill.

Matthew Johnston and his daughter Kahlor, 2, pick out light up toys from a vendor

Matthew Johnston and daughter Kahlor, 2, pick out light-up toys from a vendor Thursday. Vendors sold food and toys at the Magic Tree Festival at The Village of Cherry Hill. 

Laurence Bowers and his daughter, Fiyori, 22 months, admire the newly lit magic tree

Former Missouri basketball standout Laurence Bowers and his daughter, Fiyori, 22 months, admire the newly lit Magic Tree on Thursday. The lighting ceremony lasted three hours at the Village of Cherry Hill.

The festival lasted about three hours and hosted food and toy vendors, a balloon artist, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and Santa Claus.

Jason Hollandsworth hands a parrot balloon animal to Bobby Hakimi

Jason Hollandsworth hands a parrot balloon animal to Bobby Hakimi, 5, on Thursday. The Magic Tree Festival hosted food vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides and Santa along with balloons.

Ailyn Ballenger, 8, and her brother Beckett, 6, meet with the Clauses

Ailyn Ballenger, 8, and her brother Beckett, 6, meet with the Clauses on Thursday. Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit The Village at Cherry Hill during its Magic Tree Festival. 

The tree remains lit daily until 11 p.m. throughout the holiday season.

Visuals by Amanda Lee, Liv Paggiarino and Jessi Dodge.

Curated by Jessi Dodge.

  • I am currently a senior working as an Assistant Director of Photography with Vox and photo editor at Missourian. Please reach out to me at (303) 242-7416 or jessidodge@mail.missouri.edu

  • Currently an Assistant Director of Photography // Education reporter, Spring 2016; Staff Photographer, Fall 2016; Photo Editor, Spring 2017 // Graduate stude studying photojournalism // Reach me at opaggiarino@live.com or in the newsroom at 882-5720 Twit

  • I am a senior studying photojournalism and a summer 2018 staff photographer.

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