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Klyde Warren Park Announces Inaugural "Mayor's Tree"

DALLAS (November 28, 2022) – Klyde Warren Park today announced plans to name
its iconic Christmas tree, “The Mayor’s Tree,” as part of the Dallas landmark’s Tree
Lighting Celebration presented by Energy Transfer. Publicly lit on December 3 in
conjunction with the annual holiday event, “The Mayor’s Tree” stands 48 feet tall, weighs
almost 5,000 lbs. and will display 37,520 multi-colored LED lights and 3,836 multicolored
ornaments. It will be positioned on the south end of Hart Boulevard, the Park’s
main pedestrian thoroughfare, through January 9, 2023.

More than 20,000 guests are expected to attend the annual tree lighting, which includes
a festive day of activities and entertainment, such as photos with Santa, story time with
Mrs. Claus, face painting and games and crafts for children. The event will culminate
with a live holiday show featuring visits from Frosty and Rudolph, the beloved second
act of The Nutcracker performed by the award-winning dancers at The Dallas
Conservatory and, of course, Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting. This year, Mayor
Eric Johnson joins Santa for the honors of lighting the iconic holiday symbol.

“Klyde Warren Park is an iconic and innovative green space that has become our city’s
town square,” Mayor Johnson said. “I am thrilled to join thousands of Dallas families to
spread holiday cheer to all of our communities and to make the lighting of The Mayor’s
Tree a great annual tradition in our city.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to have the mayor of Dallas join us in this meaningful
way,” said Klyde Warren Park President Kit Sawers. “As we continue to celebrate the
Park’s 10th anniversary, his support is the icing on the cake for what has been one of
the most memorable years in our history.”

In addition to its annual tree lighting in December, the Park plans to host weekly free
photos with Santa, twice daily performances of seasonal music at the new Nancy Best
Fountain, holiday movies, gift markets and sunset menorah lightings throughout
Hanukkah. All holiday programs are free and open to the public. A complete list is
available at www.klydewarrenpark.org.

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