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Deck the halls

Monday, October 16, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

It’s time to start preparing for this year’s Zilker Holiday Tree Art Contest. The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the city’s finest kid artists to submit their artwork for consideration. Using crayons, watercolors, ink, colored paper, pastels or paint, applicants are asked to “show us their version of Austin’s traditional holiday symbol,” according to the guidelines. Kids 5 to 7 years old qualify for the Junior Division, and 8- to 10-year-olds compete in the Senior Division. The best three out of each category get to help light the tree on Nov. 26. Find more information about applying here.

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