Owensboro's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to be Held Virtually

The City of Owensboro's Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held virtually on Saturday due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 1:05 PM

City of Owensboro Public Events Director Tim Ross announced Wednesday that the city's Christmas tree lighting ceremony would be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd sizes for events.

“The holidays look a little different for everyone this year, but we are excited to still be able to bring some socially-distanced fun to downtown Owensboro with a few things that we traditionally do each year,” said Ross.

Everyone is invited to watch the live-stream of the tree lighting on the City of Owensboro's Facebook page at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's latest COVID-19 Executive Order imposed new limitations on social gatherings and remains in effect until at least Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Much like the City of Owensboro, the leaders in the City of Evansville also decided to hold a virtual tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 19 in the interest of public safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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