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Christmas tree lighting leaves downtown Corpus Christi looking merry and bright

Posted at 9:50 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 00:18:09-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It’s lit! The two day weather delay didn’t stop Corpus Christi from feeling like it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

City officials held the annual Christmas tree lighting at Water's Edge Park Sunday evening, complete with music and Santa Claus.

The 66 foot tall H-E-B Christmas tree is the center of the city's Christmas decorations. With 10-thousand lights, it takes workers more than a week to assemble.

The city’s holiday spirit doesn’t end here though.

“We also have a variety of decorations all over downtown including lights all along Chaparral street, Artesian Park, and La Ratama Park,” said Alyssa Barrera-Mason, Executive Director of Downtown Management.

This is the third year the city has put up the tree, and they say it's the biggest year so far.

They've added more decorations than ever before, and they are now including the mayor's Battle of the Bulbs sponsored by Nueces Electric CO-OP.

The Christmas decorations will be up around the city to admire through the end of the year.