This City Has The Largest Live Christmas Tree In Texas
Christmas celebrations are happening all across Texas. Cities across the state will be hosting parades and celebrations over the next couple of weeks as Christmas gets closer. And one celebration in particular will light up the largest live Christmas tree in Texas.
The 77th Annual Fort Worth Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 6th in Sundance Square. There will be a concert and Marie Osmond will be on hand to turn the lights on a huge Christmas Tree. The ceremony is 30 minutes long and begins at 6:30 p.m.
So how big is the biggest Christmas tree in Texas? According to the Star-Telegram, the live tree is an 80-foot Norway Spruce. The Star-Telegram reports that the tree traveled 1,100 miles from northern Michigan to Fort Worth and a special 2.5-ton boot was made in order to hold the 80-foot tree up.
If you want to see the largest live Christmas Tree in Texas, you better get to Fort Worth soon as the tree will be up through New Year's Day.
If the tree lighting ceremony sounds familiar it might be because there is another long time tree lighting ceremony happening on the same night, and the two share a connection according to the Star-Telegram.
Madison Square Park in New York City will host its Christmas Tree ceremony on the same night. And Madison Square Park is across the street from Worth Square Monument, which contains the remains of General William Jenkins Worth. The namesake of Fort Worth.
Worth (1794-1849) was born in New York and served in the War of 1812, the Seminole War and the Mexican-American War, according to the Texas State Historical Association. He died in San Antonio in 1849 just after being appointed Army commander of the Department of Texas. Not long after his death, forts were established along the Trinity River and one was named in Worth’s honor. In 1857, Worth’s remains were moved to New York and he was reburied in Worth Square with a 51-foot tall monument.
The owners of Sundance Square, Sasha and Edward P. Bass, donated a 30-foot Christmas Tree to Madison Square Park this year in honor of the connection.
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