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Light up that tree

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Tai Moses

For the 56th year in a row, crews from Austin Energy are preparing to transform Zilker Park’s moonlight tower into the Zilker Holiday Tree, officially kicking off the holiday season in Austin. Local entertainment, food and live music are always a cornerstone of the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and this year will not disappoint. The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble with conductor Robert Laguna will perform at 5:15 p.m., followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 6 accompanied by a cappella group the Austonettes. The first-place winners of the Zilker Holiday Tree art contest will flip the switch that turns on the 155-foot-tall tree. Event organizers recommend carpooling or taking Capital Metro to the park as free parking on-site is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday, Nov. 27, 5:15-7 p.m., 2100 Barton Springs Road (on the south side of the park).

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