(WBNG Binghamton) With Christmas right around the corner, the Binghamton Mets are getting into the holiday spirit.
Connor Gates, Director of Community Relations, invited all fans to NYSEG Stadium on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. for an inaugural tree-lighting ceremony.
The first 100 kids to see the largest Christmas tree in the Southern Tier will receive a free gift. In addition to several other giveaways, opening day tickets will be available for purchase on a "buy one, get one free" basis from 5-7 p.m.
Fans can take care of the holiday shopping for every B-Mets fan in their family by visiting the B-Mets Merchandise Store at NYSEG Stadium during the tree lighting ceremony and throughout the winter.
During the month of December, the store will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During this "Season of Giving", the B-Mets have teamed up with several local charities and will donate a percentage of merchandise sales throughout the month.
In addition to these donations, the team has joined forces with Toys for Tots to ensure all local children can have something to unwrap Christmas morning. The B-Mets invite all fans to the park on Saturday for a Toys for Tots drive at NYSEG Stadium. All fans that donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive two free tickets for the first Saturday game of 2014. Toys for Tots of Broome County will receive 20% of all merchandise sales that day. Plus, fans can have their picture taken with the Grinch from Noon to 2 p.m.
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