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Trail of Lights tree Austin skyline
The Zilker Holiday Tree has been a dazzling skyline addition since the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Licarione Photography
Zilker Holiday Tree
Laurie Mitchell Allen, pictured here in the 1960s, was the second person to win the art contest and light the Zilker Holiday Tree. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mitchell Allen