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WaKeeney set to light it up

Published on -11/21/2013, 8:27 AM

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WAKEENEY -- A cherished tradition continues in WaKeeney, known as "the Christmas City of the High Plains."

WaKeeney lights up the prairie skies with twinkling lights and fresh greenery and garlands during the holidays. The annual tradition began in 1950, and it is considered the largest display between Kansas City and Denver.

Each November, WaKeeney magically is transformed into a holiday wonderland. A magnificent handmade, 35-foot tree of fresh greenery rests under a canopy of heavenly blue lights in the middle of the main downtown intersection of Main Street and Russell Avenue. A four-square block area around the tree is draped with fresh garlands, handcrafted decorations and twinkling lights. For the 63rd year, WaKeeney will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30. The holiday display remains lit through New Years and is free to the public.

For more information, contact the WaKeeney Travel & Tourism at (877) XMAS CITY or visit www.wakeeney.org.

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