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MAGIC IN THE AIR The Booker High Chamber Choir performs with the bright Bromeliad Tree as its backdrop. All photos by Robert Hackney SELBY GARDENS ADDS ITS GLOW TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON Staff Reports Guests gathered near Selby Gardens' signature Bromeliad Tree for its lighting on the evening of Dec. 3, kicking off the season for holiday celebrations in the Gardens. Among other seasonal festivities at the Gardens is the popular Lights in Bloom, which "transforms the Gardens into a family-friendly tropical wonderland with brilliant More than 20 feet high, the tree is composed holiday-themed light displays," the release of hundreds of colorful bromeliads; the notes. For the first time, it will include the new Gardens debuts a new display each year. The Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden. Bromeliad Tree first appeared in 1997 and has Lights in Bloom will welcome the public Dec. been a holiday favorite of Selby Gardens visi- 20-23 and Dec. 26-30 from 6 to 9 p.m., featurtors for 15 years, according to a news release. ing live entertainment, activities for children, The bromeliads are available for sale to the holiday treats and a visit from Santa and his elves. % public after the holidays.

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