Christmas season kicks off in KC with lighting of mayor’s tree at Crown Center

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KANSAS CITY, Mo - It's officially the Christmas season in the metro. Dozens of families kicked it off with the mayor's annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday night.

Fireworks filled the air, synced to the beat of holiday music. The Mayor's Christmas Tree is now lit, one of the country's tallest trees now illuminates Crown Center.

Organizers say the cold, rainy weather definitely put a dent in attendance numbers, but families on hand sid this is a tradition they couldn't stay away from.

"We come down here every year because we love it. The atmosphere the weather and fireworks. Just kicks off the Christmas season," Steve Quigg said.

Now after the holidays the wood from the Mayor's Christmas Tree will be made into ornaments and will be sold to benefit the Mayor's Christmas Tree fund. For more information on how you can help, head to this link.