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Join us for the Holiday Sing-Along, Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll, Dec. 2

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez
Holiday revelers braved the elements to sing carols at the Capitol in 2016.

Once again, the KUT and KUTX annual Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll kicks off the holiday season!

The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary commemorative songbooks.

At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree. After the tree lighting, we stroll Congress Avenue for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
5 p.m. Downtown stroll begins
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
6:59 p.m. Countdown to tree lighting
7 p.m. Downtown stroll continues 

The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations at each event entrance, as well as monetary donations at the staffed Food Bank tent, located near 1005 Congress. Last year’s event raised more than 1,400 meals for Central Texans facing hunger; over the last five years, it’s raised more than 9,800 meals.

The Downtown Stroll will feature live music by Gina Chavez, Riders Against the Storm, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes, and more. Plus, dance performances, the Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, carnival games, arts and crafts, and Santa Claus. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.

Special thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible: Whole Earth Provision Co., Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Segner’s Jewelers, Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, The Bullock Museum and our event beneficiary Central Texas Food Bank.

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