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A Hallmark Christmas idea evolves into Burlington's Fifth Annual Tree Lighting

Now includes supper, school music program and more


December 22, 2021

You've seen the Currier and Ives-like perfect community Christmas celebrations on the Hallmark channel. Look no further than Burlington, Oklahoma. The town had one of those joyous Christmas celebrations Thursday evening with a tree lighting, music program, soup supper and more.

This was Burlington's Fifth Annual Tree Lighting orchestrated by the school's FFA chapter. This tradition started in 2016 with BHS graduate and FFA President Bayli Hyde who was on an FFA officer retreat. Her friends reportedly thought Bayli was crazy when she presented her dream of having a Hallmark Christmas in Bur...

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