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The answer is A. The tree, which takes about two days of heavy lifting to put together, is strung with 15,000 lights and stands proudly in the University Union courtyard.

For those of you who may remember, in December 2002 I wrote about the first time I flipped the switch to light the Union tree. At that time, I reported that it took about 5,000 lights to illuminate our 22-foot tree.

For more than 30 years now, the university has celebrated the season with its traditional Holiday Wish tree-lighting ceremony. Last year, it was time to replace the tree. And of course, we figured bigger was better. This year, we expanded the lighting ceremony to include music from the Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and carolers, as well as traditional holiday treats.