The City of Evansville's official Christmas tree has been selected.
The Southern Indiana National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) donated the 26-foot-tall Blue Spruce, which will be displayed in front of the Civic Center Complex.
Plans to cut the tree down and transport it to the Civic Center are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, with SKANSKA, the Evansville Police Department, and Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, all volunteering crews and equipment to safely get that task accomplished.
The tree will be decorated with around 25,000 lights by the Traffic Engineering Department and topped with an illuminated "e" signifying "everyone is welcome."
Evansville's 2019 Tree, fully decorated with lights
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will then host the lighting of the tree in front of the Civic Center on Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m.
"In light of all the pandemic-related postponements, this is one tradition our community can still enjoy," said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. "Wearing our masks and distancing ourselves from others, we can safely welcome the holiday season."
The Christmas tree will remain on display in front of the Civic Center building through the holiday season and will be removed sometime after January 1, 2021.