The holiday season officially arrived Monday with the installation of a 65-foot tall Christmas tree in Sundance Square plaza.
The tree, a concolor fir from Big Rapids, Mich., will be decorated this week before being lit on Saturday.
About 10,000 LED lights will adorn the tree — the largest ever to reside in downtown Fort Worth — and will be powered with renewable energy by Green Mountain Energy Co.
The tree-lighting ceremony, complete with live music and a visit from Santa Claus, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the plaza, Main Street between Third and Fourth streets.
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It will remain in place through New Year’s Day before being recycled and used as lumber for a Habitat for Humanity house next spring.