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Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field set for Nov. 19

Holiday tree to be erected Tuesday on Harlan Plaza; decorated during week


The Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods are set to host the sixth annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The family-themed event, free to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature area high school choirs performing holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

At 6:30 p.m. the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the holiday tree.

The holiday tree chosen for the event will be harvested the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Green Bay, and erected on Harlan Plaza in the early afternoon. The decoration of the tree will follow later on during the week with more than 10,000 lights supplied by Mills Fleet Farm.

Time Warner Cable nominated the winning tree that will be on display at Lambeau Field this holiday season. The tree has been in front of the Time Warner Cable-Green Bay Cable Store building for the last 20 years. The evergreen was planted in memory of marketing manager Nancy Crabb's mother, Jean Ann Crabb, who passed away. The De Pere resident will remember her mother while watching her tree be lit up and decorated at Lambeau Field.

"We're honored that this tree, which was planted 20 years ago in memory of an employee's mother, will now light up Lambeau Field throughout the holiday season," said Tom Adams, regional vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable-Wisconsin. "The team at Time Warner Cable-Wisconsin is thrilled that our tree was chosen and will now bring smiles and joy to countless Wisconsinites this season."

In recognition of providing the tree for the event, the winner will receive four tickets to the Packers-Bears game on Dec. 25.

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