Orange County

Jack Kazanzas Star rises to shine holiday light on downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors of downtown Orlando can feast their eyes on a returning holiday tradition.


The Jack Kazanzas Star is now hanging over Orange Avenue at Central Boulevard.

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Crews worked over the weekend to raise the beacon for the holidays.

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The star is a tradition dating back more than 50 years, symbolizing the start of Orlando’s holiday season.

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The golden star weighs 600 pounds, and has more than 4,000 LED lights.

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