The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will happen in front of the Civic Center on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will welcome the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the City of Evansville’s official Christmas tree.
Russell Roth donated the Norway spruce that is approximately 30-feet tall for the ceremony, and SKANSKA’s crew and equipment will transport the tree to the Civic Center. The tree is expected to arrive Monday, November 27, weather permitting. The tree will be decorated with LED lights donated by Advance Network Services. Over 50 singers with the Reitz High School Choir, led by Choir Director Patrice Villines, will perform and Mayor Winnecke will start the countdown to turn on the Christmas tree lights. Everyone is welcome. The Christmas tree will remain on display until after January 1, 2018.