UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:31pm
Waco, Tx — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Waco, despite the annual parade being canceled this year to kick off the holiday.
Tuesday night, city leaders turned the lights on the city's Christmas tree for the first time this holiday season. Workers have spent the past week reassembling the tree. Standing at more than 20 feet tall, the tree is adorned with hundreds of multi-colored lights and has the Alico building as its backdrop.
"For us, this signifies the start of the holiday season and the tree will be up throughout the holiday season. You can come out, and view it here at Heritage Square in Downtown Waco," said Jonathan Cook with the City of Waco Parks and Recreation.
Several activities are planned for the community throughout the holidays. This weekend, the Arthritis Foundation will hold the “Jingle Bell Run” at Cameron Park.