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Anchorage Holiday Tree Lighting attracts crowd

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Published: Nov. 30, 2019 at 7:22 PM AKST
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The annual lighting of a giant tree in the middle of Town Square Park attracted a crowd on Saturday evening.

Hundreds gathered in downtown Anchorage for a visit from Santa, who lit the tree, and lots of reindeer, elves and other holiday characters to boot.

The event, put on by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, is a holiday tradition that's free and open to the public each year.

Next year's event will take place on November 28, 2020, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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or scroll down to see the lighting of the tree, as it happened, through Facebook live.

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The Anchorage Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is happening now! You can head on out to Town Square Park until 7:30 to take part in the festivities.

Posted by Channel 2 News, KTUU.com on Saturday, November 30, 2019