Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

There's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by joining the City of Allen for the grand lighting of its 35-foot Christmas tree, featuring more than 20,000 lights!

All ages are welcome at this family-friendly community event, which includes surprises, live entertainment and a visit from Santa and his elves.

Free to attend, the 2017 event is from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Allen Civic Plaza at 301 Century Parkway.

New to this year's event is a life-sized CHRISTMAS CANDYLAND! Travel through the Peppermint Forest, Lollipop Woods and the Gumdrop Mountains to see if you can find King Kandy at the Candy Castle!

Check out the Christmas Tree Lighting fun:

For more information, contact Anna-Marie Underwood at or 214.509.4707.

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