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Zilker Tree lighting this Sunday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

The 48th annual Zilker Holiday Tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday in Zilker Park. After that, the tree will be lit every night from 6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 1 until Dec. 31. Sunday’s ceremony will feature emcee Quita Culpepper, toy collection by Operation Blue Santa for its toy drive, music by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble and the Barton Hills Choir, and on-site food vendors. The tree will be lit by the children who won the 2014 art contest, as is tradition. The Zilker Holiday Tree is produced by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Energy, and will be presented by the Trail of Lights Foundation and GoogleFiber. More information is available on the event’s website.

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