WATCH: Virtual Zilker Holiday Tree lighting ceremony

Zilker Holiday Tree
Photo credit courtesy City of Austin
By Talk 1370

AUSTIN ( -- The annual tradition of lighting the Zilker Holiday Tree took place Sunday night - virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The ceremony was filmed in advance this year, streamed online and broadcast on the city's ATXN cable channel. You can watch a recording of the ceremony below.

The Zilker Holiday Tree will be lit each night from 6 p.m. to midnight through January 1, but viewing will only be permitted from inside a vehicle on the roadway.

You can still take a spin under the tree - visit for a virtual tree spinning video.