City’s Christmas tree delivered to Civic Center

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The city of Evansville’s official 2019 Christmas tree is now standing at the Civic Center.

Eyewitness News has been following the process all day.

Crews cut down the tree around five thirty this morning and loaded onto a trailer.

This is the largest tree the city has ever had for the holiday season.

The Norway Spruce stands 36 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

“This tree here was planted probably around 99, 98, 99, I had about six of them planted in the curve of the drive. This one here in the last of the originals we planted.”

It will be decorated with at least 25 thousand lights.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will lead a ceremony to light the tree Thursday, November 21st.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Crews in Evansville are scheduled to cut down the city’s Christmas tree on Friday morning.

The tree is coming from Evansville’s west side.

This is the largest tree the city has ever had for the holiday season, standing at 36 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Once it’s been removed, crews will load it onto a trailer, and begin the journey downtown to the Civic Center, where it will be decorated with 25,000 lights.

On Thursday, November 21, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will lead a ceremony to light the tree.

It will remain on display until after the first of the year.

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(This story was originally published on November 15, 2019)

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