The capital city of Cross River State, Calabar, will be in the centre of attention on November 30, 2013, Saturday, when several Nollywood stars led by Rita Dominic and Kate Henshaw light the Africa’s tallest Xmas tree.
Other stars confirmed to grace the event are Gideon Okeke and Ihuoma Nwigwe. Top comedian, Akpororo is also billed to crack the ribs of guests.
The event will also mark the start of the annual one month-long Calabar Festival. The event has become a world class event, which attracts guests for all over Nigeria and the whole world.
The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is definitely going to be an epic event, which will be held at the Millennium Park in Calabar. The Festival will be witnessed and declared open by Governor Liyel Imoke at the Calabar Municipality Council grounds.
The tree-lighting ceremony will be followed by the Paradise City Walk against HIV/AIDS the next day, while the likes of Samsong, Obiwon, Segun Obe, Kage, Nnanke and Darlene, who will be performing at the Millennium Park by 7 p.m., are billed for the post-walk event tagged ‘World Aids Day Charity Concert’.
The Festival Village, according to a source in the Government House, is being moved from its traditional ground at the Cultural Centre, owing to the on-going construction work on the new shopping complex there.
The tourist city is already wearing new looks, in anticipation of festive events.