The City of Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Office began construction of the 75-foot Christmas tree on Shoreline Blvd. for the city's annual Harbor Lights on Tuesday. 

The tree is made out several hundred strings of green and colorful lights. 

The 32nd Annual Harbor Lights Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year's theme is "Old Fashion Holiday." The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Shoreline at Kinney, and continues Northbound on Shoreline to Schatzel, where the parade will end and festivities will begin, such as holiday sights and sounds, family activities, and a variety of vendors, featuring great food and holiday items.