November 08, 2019
Portland Latest News | Election Results | Bangor Metro | Valley Unified | Today's Paper

Portland’s 40-foot holiday tree to arrive in square Thursday

Photo courtesy of Portland's Downtown District
Photo courtesy of Portland's Downtown District
A blue spruce is lifted from a South Portland yard to be moved to Monument Square in downtown Portland in this BDN file photo. This year's tree will be delivered in Portland Thursday.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s largest city will kick off its celebration of the holiday season with the annual arrival of a tree to one of its most visited public spaces.

The 40-foot spruce will come to Portland’s Monument Square on Thursday. It was donated by the South Portland Fire Department. Portland adorns monument square with a tree from Portland or the surrounding area every year.

[Subscribe to our free morning newsletter and get the latest headlines in your inbox]

The tree’s set to begin its journey to Monument Square at 9 a.m. Thursday. It’ll be installed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. City officials say it will be lit with more than 5,000 lights. A public tree lighting ceremony will take place on Nov. 23.

Follow BDN Portland on Facebook for the latest news in Greater Portland and southern Maine.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like