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.