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Published on November 08, 2016

11th Annual Christmas Celebration of Lights Set for December 8

Live Nativity, Lighting of Christmas Tree and Campus

WATERBURY, Conn. (November 8, 2016)Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 11th Annual Christmas Celebration of Lights on Tuesday, December 8, 2016. The celebration will begin inside the hospital’s Conference Center with a performance by the Sacred Heart High School Choir. Santa Claus will be in attendance and for the first time, the event will feature a live Nativity scene in front of the hospital. Guests will proceed outside and gather around the Saint Mary’s Hospital Christmas tree for the tree lighting ceremony. This year’s tree will be illuminated with hundreds of lights dedicated in honor or memory of loved ones.photo of 2015 Christmas Celebration of Lights exterior

“Throughout the Christmas season, we are often reminded how blessed our lives have been,” said Carrie McMahon, executive director of Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. “Over the past 10 years, the Celebration of Lights has become a great Saint Mary’s Hospital tradition. It provides us with an opportunity to pause and remember those who have touched our lives, and we are pleased to share this tradition with all of Downtown Waterbury as we light our tree and our campus and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.”

Parking will be available in the Visitor’s Parking Garage off Cole Street. Tree lights may be purchased in honor or memory of a special person. The cost is $25, three for $50 or five for $100. Lights may be purchased online at stmh.org/foundation, by calling 203-709-6391 or emailing hsisbarro@stmh.org.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit stmh.org for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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