Batesville, In. — The eighth annual Community Tree Lighting in Batesville will be held Thursday, December 7 at 5 p.m. in the Bike Park area. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m.Please come downtown and join mayor Mike Bettice, Santa and his reindeer and lots of holiday cheer. The event includes refreshments, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, Elfie Selfies and vendors.The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will still hold the Holiday Float Contest. Floats will be in downtown area, including candy for the kids.The celebration is presented by the City of Batesville, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Batesville Main Street, Batesville Beautification League and Mayor’s Youth Council. Sponsors are Big Four Café, Pro-Prints, Assured Partners, Duke Energy, LaRosa’s, and Skyline. The 22ft Canaan Fir tree was donated by Sheets Tree Farm, Osgood, Indiana. The Christmas Tree at the Memorial Building is courtesy of Bohman Tree Farm.