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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2008     

City of Alexandria in Search of Holiday Tree

During the holidays, the Market Square glistens with the sparkling majesty of a Holiday Tree, made possible only through a generous donation each year. The City of Alexandria is once again in search of a Colorado Blue Spruce, Leyland Cypress or other well-formed evergreen tree, approximately 25 to 35 feet tall, to serve as the City’s official 2008 Holiday Tree. The City will remove the tree from the donor’s property in mid-November and grind the stump at no cost. The tree will be decorated and displayed at Market Square (301 King Street) throughout the holiday season. 

The lighting of the Holiday Tree officially opens the holiday season in Alexandria. The City’s Holiday Tree will be lighted during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 28, at Market Square, 301 King St. The ceremony will feature a special visit by Santa Claus, along with caroling and a community sing along.

Persons in the Washington metropolitan area who are interested in donating a tree should contact John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.838.4999 or e-mail john.noelle@alexandriava.gov.