The lights have become part of the annual Light Up Clermont tradition. For years a stage was positioned at the head of the lake where the master switch was used to turn on the city and Kiwanis lights downtown. Over time, the growing crowds and limited access caused the city to move the ceremony to City Hall Park on Montrose.
At 6:30, December 2 Mayor Gail Ash and a young resident chosen from the crowd will throw the switch starting this year's ceremonies.
The Kiwanis lights have been a tradition for over 20 years. Work began last summer as thousands of the displays lights were tested and repaired to be ready for the holiday festivities.