Shining a bright light for holidays

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  • The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau celebrated the lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and the Community Christmas Tree on Thursday, Nov. 12. The event, 55 Nights of Lights, includes a 10-minute audio program, including music and history of the tradition. Read full details of the program on page A/B5. Special thanks to Scott Allen for the ride to take photos of the lights from the sky. — Standard- Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
    The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau celebrated the lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and the Community Christmas Tree on Thursday, Nov. 12. The event, 55 Nights of Lights, includes a 10-minute audio program, including music and history of the tradition. Read full details of the program on page A/B5. Special thanks to Scott Allen for the ride to take photos of the lights from the sky. — Standard- Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering
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After the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community leaders found a new way to celebrate the holiday season.

The CVB’s “55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights” ceremony is underway and will run through Wednesday, Jan. 6, on Marktplatz.

The program debuted on Thursday evening, Nov. 12.

Visitors and residents can experience an event that will include a 10-minute audio program, including traditional holiday music and a history of the 26-foot German Christmas Period and Christmas tree.

The audio program will conclude with a grand finale countdown to the illumination of all of Marktplatz.

The CVB traditionally holds a lighting ceremony for the pyramid and tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

This new daily event, according to officials, should encourage social distancing and give visitors something to see each and every day of the holiday season.

For more information, call the CVB at 830-997-6523.