III Corps and Fort Hood officials will host the annual tree-lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. this evening, (Dec 11) at the flagpole of the III Corps Headquarters.

Brig. Gen. Clark Lemasters, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, will preside over the ceremony.

He will be joined by the Smith Middle School Choir, Fort Hood Family housing children's choir and the 1st Cavalry Division Band.

Children and parents can have their free photo taken with Santa and have it printed on the spot.  They may even be able to get in a wish or two.