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It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas in downtown Fort Worth

Workers put up a 57-foot Blue Spruce tree in downtown Fort Worth, Texas on Monday.
Workers put up a 57-foot Blue Spruce tree in downtown Fort Worth, Texas on Monday. Star-Telegram

The weather doesn’t say so but the holiday season is here.

A 57-foot Blue Spruce became part of the downtown Fort Worth’s cityscape Monday in preparation for this weekend’s arrival of Santa Claus and the XTO Parade of Lights.

“I think it’s the prettiest one I’ve seen so far,” said Bonnie Elliott, a Fort Worth resident who lives downtown. “This one looks really full.”

The tree, which sits in Sundance Square, will be decorated with snowflakes, lights and balls.

After holiday season ends, the tree will be used to build a Habitat for Humanity home in the Fort Worth area, said Tracy Gilmour, director of marketing for Sundance Square.

Here’s a look at the tree, by the numbers:

57 feet, height of the Blue Spruce from Manton, Mich.

5,000 pounds, weight of the tree base.

6,000 LED lights will adorn the tree.

Diane A. Smith: 817-390-7675, @dianeasmith1

If you go

11 a.m. Saturday First day of photos with Santa in Sundance Square. Details at sundancesquare.com

6 p.m. Saturday The Sundance Square Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

6 p.m. Sunday XTO Parade of Lights, which begins at the at the intersection of Belknap and Throckmorton streets.

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