Downtown Evansville's Christmas Tree is ready for the holiday season.
However, the city did have to enjoy those festivities online. For the first time ever, the city's annual event was virtual. Despite the changes, The Signature School Choir, led by Henry Maurer, performed moments before Mayor Lloyd Winnecke gave a few remarks before starting the countdown to turn on the Christmas tree lights.
The donated tree is a 25-foot tall, 18-foot wide blue spruce. It is decorated with about 25,000 lights and topped with an illuminated “E.”The Christmas tree will be on display in front of the Civic Center through the holiday season and will be removed sometime after January 1, 2021.