FORT HOOD, Texas – III Armored Corps and Fort Hood will host a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2 at III Corps Headquarters to celebrate the holiday season here.

Lt. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, III Armored Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, will preside over the ceremony.

Guests will be invited to sing along to traditional holiday songs. Music will be provided by the 1st Cavalry Division Band and caroling led by the Meadows Elementary Choir.

Following the tree lighting, families will be given the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa in the east atrium. Food and beverages donated by local businesses will be served in the west atrium.

Media who plan to cover the ceremony must call (254) 449-5298 no later than 3 p.m. Dec. 1 for escort. The gate time for the event is 4:30 p.m.