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News 6 kicks off Lake Eola Christmas tree lighting

Rewatch the tree lighting below

ORLANDO, Fla. – The News 6 morning team hosted the annual Lake Eola Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday night and it didn’t disappoint.

The 72-foot-tall tree, which has more than 80,000 lights, was lit up just after 7 p.m. with a 15-minute musical show.

Watch the tree lighting ceremony again in the video above.

And who could forget the holiday jackets? Troy Bridges and Justin Warmoth rocked their Christmas spirit at the Lake Eola concert dome.

The true star of the tree lighting event was the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, designed to help more than 3,500 children during the giving season. People donated unwrapped toys for kids 12 and under.

News 6 is close to meeting its goal of making sure children around Central Florida have gifts for the Christmas holiday by partnering with the Salvation Army for the 2016 Angel tree program.

This year we started with 3,400 angels in the beginning of November.

Donors can choose to adopt an angel from Christmas trees at Mall at Millenia, Chick-Fil-A and Nick’s Family Diner until Dec. 14.

Each angel represents a child’s wish list from age infant until 14-year-old, who might not have a Christmas with your donation. Last year, there were no angels left behind.

Learn more about the Angel Tree program here.


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