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Packers select tree for Festival of Lights happening December 9

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers are set to host the 12th annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field on Saturday, December 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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

Families will also have the chance to decorate sugar cookies.

Volunteers will be on hand to collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots. Families attending the Festival of Lights are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys to help families in need this holiday season.

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

The tree chosen for the event will be cut down the morning of Monday, December 4, in Green Bay, and taken to Harlan Plaza. The decoration of the tree will follow later in the week with more than 10,000 lights.

Stephanie Wendt of Green Bay will donate her spruce tree that will be on display at Lambeau Field this holiday season. Wendt’s father, a lifelong Packers fan that attended the Ice Bowl and enjoys telling stories about his ties to the team over the years, planted the tree many years ago.

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