LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A massive 65-foot Christmas tree arrived in downtown Little Rock Saturday morning.
This year’s tree is some 20 feet taller than the one put up last year at Capitol Plaza.
The tree will be decorated and turned on Monday, November 19. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with festive holiday music by guest choirs from local venues. The lighting ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. featuring Mayor Stodola and Santa Claus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available courtesy of Arkansas Children’s.
Capitol Plaza is located at at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Main Street.
Special guests from Arkansas Children’s will also be on hand to help light the tree, while also sharing how Arkansans’ support can help children shine bright through the darkest of situations. The event is free and open to the public.
“Last year, Capitol Plaza saw nearly 1,000 people gather together to kick off the holiday season,” said Gabe Holmstrom, DLRP executive director. “We want to thank our partners with Arkansas Children’s, the City of Little Rock, individual donors, and others for helping continue one of downtown’s newest yuletide traditions, and we invite even more to turn out this year for a positive and heartwarming experience.”
More information can be found at downtownlr.com.