HP Tree Lighting Scheduled For Dec. 4

It’s that time of year again! The Highland Park Christmas tree lighting is scheduled for Dec. 4, so gather ye round the “big pecan tree” at Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road. The fun begins at 7 p.m. when Mayor Joel Williams will light the 5,000 multi-colored, Christmas lights. The HPHS Lads and Lassies will sing along for the lighting. Psst — we hear Santa might make a special appearance.

Don’t worry, if you can’t make it, the lights will stay on each night until New Year’s Day.

Other tree lightings of note: UP’s tree lighting at Snider Plaza on Nov. 23 (where you can see our shining faces) and SMU’s Celebration of Lights (who doesn’t like hearing President Turner read the nativity story?) on Dec. 1.

One thought on “HP Tree Lighting Scheduled For Dec. 4

  • November 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    My great-great-great grand uncle John Higgs Cole, for whom Cole Park and Cole Avenue are named, planted the pecan tree known as “The Million Dollar Pecan” that is lighted each year in Highland Park. There is a plaque to his member behind the tree. We used to take my mother to the tree lighting each year. A few years ago I was a guest at the lighting. What a grand tradition!

    Larry E Collins
    McKinney, TX


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