WRAL’s Christmas Tree Tower Goes Live For the Holidays

WRAL’s Christmas Tree Tower Goes Live For the Holidays

Christmas cheer filled the air at the WRAL-TV studios on Monday, December 2, 2002. Onlookers braved the chilly air and gathered by the fountain to witness the annual lighting of the WRAL-TV tower, turning the structure into a giant Christmas tree.

lighted tower
The 300 ft tall tower will be lighted through the holiday season.
The Carolina Harmony Chorus
The Carolina Harmony Chorus sang a variety of Christmas carols as a backdrop to the lighting ceremony and newscasts.

This little fellow watches in awe as the night sky lights up.

The Carolina Harmony Chorus provided music for the crowd, as well as for WRAL-TV viewers around the Triangle. The 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00pm newscasts included music from the choir, and WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel flipped the switch on the tower at 5:55pm.

The live crowd helped with the countdown. The tower will remain lighted through the new year and can be seen for miles around.

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