H-E-B’s Christmas gift to the City of San Antonio will arrive at Travis Park on Tuesday morning (Nov. 13) in the form of a 50-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree.
In the coming days, the H-E-B Christmas Tree will be adorned with more than 10,000 red and white lights and dozens of gold and silver handmade ornaments. In total, H-E-B commits more than $250,000 each year to the transportation, decorations and lighting of the tree for all of San Antonio to enjoy.
For the first time, H-E-B’s Texas Backyard team went in search of the perfect tree to gift to San Antonio. This year’s Blue Spruce Christmas tree is from Northern Michigan near Lake Michigan.
The 34th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Celebration will take place from
3 – 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at Travis Park. The tree lights will be illuminated for the first time at 6:20 p.m.
For the event, H-E-B will provide free VIA bus rides to the tree lighting.
The free community celebration is open to the public and will feature activities such as cookie decorating stations, holiday crafts, free giveaways, letters to Santa and live musical entertainment as well as a special visit from Santa.