Riverdale lights up for the holidays.

Riverdale lights up for the holidays.

The weather cooperated, the tree was up, the presents were out and the carolers were singing when Riverdale residents started appearing at City Hall this past Saturday afternoon.

Council Member Kelly Krell spent weeks working with contractors, Public Works/Maintenance Man George Miller and other volunteers to make sure everything came off just right for the City of Riverdale’s first Holiday Lighting Celebration from 4-6pm on Saturday, December 7th. Carolers from First Presbyterian Church of Davenport sang and greeted guests as they arrived – with many of them chiming in on familiar songs.

Then just a little before the exterior lights were flipped on at City Hall, Santa arrived on a Riverdale Fire Department truck to the joy and amazement of Riverdale’s smallest citizens.

Inside, kids of all ages got to spend time with St. Nick as he shared candy canes, hugs and Christmas cheer with everyone.

Thanks to Kelly Krell, Teri Stickler (for the photos), the Riverdale Fire Department, Santa, and Matt Bishop (and the members of First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir who shared their gift of music) for making the evening such a tremendous success.

We’ll be posting more photos as they become available. You can also find more photos and comments on the event by visiting the event gallery on the Riverdale Residents Facebook Group.

Pictures from the Event

Some of the photos taken at the event by resident, Teri Stickler …

More will be posted later on.