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New holiday balloon tradition in Longview

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

The city of Longview is world famous for "The Great Texas Balloon Race," an annual summer event where hot-air balloon pilots and enthusiasts from all over the country come to watch the balloons fill up the East Texas skies.

Another popular night-time part of that event, is the Balloon Glow. 

Now, one of the pilots thought he'd try a glow with a holiday flare. With only one day's notice, he invited some of the pilots to come and light up the sky with their balloons. 

Santa Claus was even there to celebrate, and organizers hope it will become a yearly event.

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