VIDEO: H-E-B Christmas tree to be set up at Travis Park despite broken branch

H-E-B Christmas tree is arriving at Travis Park on Tuesday, November 15.

H-E-B Christmas tree is arriving at Travis Park on Tuesday, November 15.

B. Kay Richter

The 50-foot H-E-B Christmas tree is still on pace to be at Travis Park despite a small hiccup during its arrival on Tuesday, November 15. If you heard a loud sound while at the arrival, H-E-B told MySA that it was a branch that broke off but the tree is still in good shape for set up.

Come November 25, the Nordmann Fir tree will be decorated with more than 10,000 dazzling white lights and dozens of colorful handmade ornaments. In total, H-E-B commits more than $250,000 each year to the transportation, decoration, and lighting of the tree for all of San Antonio to enjoy. This year the tree was sourced from Northwest Oregon, according to H-E-B.

The 38th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting returns to Travis Park with an in-person celebration on November 25 with festivities starting at 3 p.m. The tree lights will be illuminated for the first time at 6:20 p.m. For the tree lighting celebration, H-E-B will provide free VIA bus rides to the tree lighting as well as free ice skating to guests from 3 to 5:30 p.m.  

The free community celebration is open to the public and will feature activities such as holiday crafts, free giveaways, letters to Santa and live musical entertainment, and a holiday movie screening as well as a special visit from Santa, according to H-E-B. 

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