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News 6 kicks off holidays at Lake Eola Christmas tree lighting

Annual event to welcome in the holidays in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Orlando and the News 6 morning team helped kick off the holidays at Lake Eola on Friday night.

The team helped turn Lake Eola into a winter wonderland with food, performances and thousands of lights for the 12th annual tree lighting event.

News 6 hosts Lake Eola Christmas tree lighting

Christmas tree lighting in downtown Orlando, News 6 kicks off the holidays at Lake Eola. https://bit.ly/33TMQcN

Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Friday, December 6, 2019

Guests walked through the vendor village to watch and hear the holiday performance.

This year, Lake Eola will shine even brighter as guests have the option to walk-through installations and large interactive pieces perfect for capturing family photos.

City officials along with the News 6 morning team lit the iconic 72-foot-tall tree. The iconic tree is lit with 160,000 LED lights and decorated with more than 7,000 ornaments.