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December 01, 2011

Downtown Austin Holiday Event: Zilker Tree Lighting on Sunday December 4th

ZilkertreeThis Sunday evening at 6p.m., join Austinites for the Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony in Zilker Park near downtown Austin. The 155-foot tree created from lights attached to one of Austin’s historic Moonlight Towers will illuminate the park throughout the holiday season. Music from the Barton Hills Choir and the Austin Civic Wind Symphony will accompany the lighting ceremony.

All December, over 3,000 lights will brighten Zilker Park every evening from 6p.m. to midnight. Food and novelty vendors will be on site until Christmas to provide holiday cheer and entertainment for the family as well. Santa and his elves will make nightly appearances from December 5th through the 11th to hear children’s holiday wishes. And hang around on the 11th for The Hillside Theatre Community Stage’s holiday event with candy, face painting, and community entertainment.

For more information about the festivities at Zilker Park this December, visit the Zilker Tree website. The site also includes information about the history of the Zilker Tree, details about its construction, and a list of other holiday events happening this month with Austin Parks and Recreation

(Photo credit: Austin Parks and Recreation)

 

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