Vintage Austin: Zilker Christmas Tree

This 1970s Vintage Austin photo of the Zilker Christmas Tree offers reassurance that not everything has changed in Austin over the last several decades.  Beginning in 1967, the moonlight tower in Zilker Park has served as the main support for the tree. There are 39 strands of multicolored lights with a total of 3,309 lights.  The two stars on top measures ten feet from point-to-point.  The distinctive spiral design is credited to a group of City of Austin electricians. 

Photo Credit: Austin History Center, PICA23908

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