Mona Shores Christmas tree sings again


2018 marks 34 years that the world’s tallest singing Christmas tree has delighted audiences and performers alike when Mona Shores High School’s choir brings the tree alive at the Frauenthal.

Director Shawn Lawton has been with the tree for 25 of those years, and its fan base has increased so greatly that this year’s performances sold out in less than three hours.

In addition to the spectacle of almost 70 feet of steel-based tree and over 25,000 lights, which would be enough, the Singing Christmas Tree is full of great performances and interesting musical experiences.

Kids climb up into the tree and squeeze in. At the very top, is an “angel” Lawton has chosen, someone who t is a positive force for other choir members. This year the angel was Lauren Jensen
Project co-chairs were Cheryl Genson, Amy White, and Tony Ross.

In a first for the tree, Andy O’Riley’s online Muskegon Channel showed a full live performance Saturday night.