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Christmas Tree Goes Up in Zilker Park

Updated: Monday, November 4 2013, 10:55 AM CST

For the 47th year a Christmas tree made entirely of lights will be on display at Zilker Park. Monday Austin Energy employees unpacked 3309 bulbs, 39 streamers and multiple stars to make this 152 ft. tall tree light up the night. 

From dusk to mightnight starting December 1st through January 1st, the tree will shine bright at Zilker Park. It takes more than four hours to install, more than 20 employees and 82,725 watts of electricity get this tree up and running.

The setting up of the annual tree marks the beginning of the City of Austin's holiday activities.  

Christmas Tree Goes Up in Zilker Park

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