Zilker Tree spin on Christmas Eve

December 26, 2022

The week leading up to Christmas Day was a whirlwind of holiday gatherings, eating, drinking and merry-making with friends and family, for which I am deeply grateful. On a quiet Christmas Eve we visited the Zilker Holiday Tree, which has been lighting up Zilker Park just south of downtown Austin since 1967. The park’s Trail of Lights ended on the 23rd, which meant the crowds were gone and so was the traffic. We easily found parking by the trees and stepped into a time warp to Old Austin – just us and dozens of glad-out Austinites, hatted and gloved against the cold, walking or twirling and laughing under colorful strings of lights.

In tight solo or group circles, a dazzling spin hand in hand with loved ones is a must. Ready, watch, and spin! (Turn up your volume for an appropriate Christmas tune to accompany the video.)

My garden friends, I wish you joy and peace this holiday season. Here’s to 2023 with mild temperatures, lots of rain and lovely green gardens to enjoy!

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