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The Holiday Sing-Along returns in 2021

Antlers at a KUT and KUTX Holiday Sing-Along.jpg
A KUT and KUTX Holiday Sing-Along participant sports antlers in front of the Capitol.

The annual KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along and downtown tree lighting is back – live and in-person this year!

Please join KUT, KUTX 98.9 and the Downtown Austin Alliance at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, on the south steps of the Capitol to kick off the holidays through songs of the season (rain or shine).

Our Holiday Sing-Along features KUTX 98.9 personalities Elizabeth McQueen, Miles Bloxson, Susan Castle, Laurie Gallardo, Deidre Gott, Jacquie Fuller and Taylor Wallace leading the crowd in song. Rusty on the lyrics? Complimentary commemorative songbooks will be available while supplies last. The Sing-Along is free and open to the public.

The Holiday Sing-Along concludes at 7 p.m. with a countdown to the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave.

The 45’ tree will stay up throughout the month of December playing holiday songs at the top and bottom of every hour featuring some of Austin’s favorite musicians, including Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson, Vallejo and others.

Following the tree lighting, Austin quintet Los Coast, a local mainstay of psych-pop gospel-funk soul-filled fun (and former KUTX 98.9 Artist of the Month), will close out the night with a free community concert on the stage immediately following the tree lighting.

Thanks to KUT and KUTX sponsors for helping make this year's Sing-Along possible: Central Texas Food Bank, Hyde Park Schools, Austin Resource Recovery, Fickle Pickles, Whole Earth Provision Co. and Maudie’s Tex-Mex.