Yesterday, November 13, downtown Drumheller welcomed a big addition for the holiday season.

The annual Festival of Lights celebration in Drumheller's downtown core saw public works crews erecting a massive Christmas tree at the intersection of 3rd Ave and Centre Street.

"It's a beautiful tree. I think it might be a little bit bigger then last year," explained April Harrison, Family & Community Support Services Coordinator for the Town of Drumheller. "It's got way more lights and a beautiful star on top. It's definitely going to be a nice centre piece for the town."tree3The tree will have more lights and a bigger star on the top from last year

Last year saw the tree moved from Rotary Park, where it had been for 20 years previous to that, and set up downtown. A display of fireworks was also presented on the night of the festival and town members are confident that this years display of will continue to impress.

"We hope that people come along and really enjoy this event and see that is just a great way for the community to come together to kick-start the festive season," Harrison said. "To have some fun together and see our community all lit up and ready for Christmas."

The tree was donated by Darcy Mandziak and is upwards of 20+ feet tall.

"The very first(Festival of Lights) event was outside of town hall in 2016 and it has just grown from there," Harrison concluded. "We're so thankful to all of the committee for all of their hard work and all of our sponsors because without them it absolutely wouldn't happen."

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