City to put on tree lighting event Friday, Nov. 29

Fredericksburg mayor Jeryl Hoover flips the switch to turn on the community Christmas tree. -- Standard-Radio Post/File photo

Preparations are under way for the City of Fredericksburg’s annual tree lighting ceremony at Marktplatz on Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., featuring the 30-foot community Christmas tree and 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid.

The festivities are sponsored by the 2013 Mayor’s Christmas Committee.

Featured items on Marktplatz include a privately donated nativity, 50-foot ‘Merry Christmas’ skylines and a ‘Gingerbread Village’ designed by local artist Margaret Hannum.

The tree will be decorated with ornaments designed by Hill Country artisans.

Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

One child will have a chance to “Flip the Switch” with Fredericksburg Mayor Jeryl Hoover during the ceremony.

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