This year's 'Holiday in the City' Christmas tree is artificial - WDRB 41 Louisville News

This year's 'Holiday in the City' Christmas tree is artificial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Instead of using a 50-foot, live tree for this year's holiday celebration, the city is using a 30-foot artificial Christmas tree for the next two years. 

That's because of the construction at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Mayor Greg Fischer's office says there isn't enough room to bring in a crane to set up a live tree. 

Organizers say the artificial tree will be just as festive. 

"This is the city Christmas tree, it will be lit up and gorgeous on Light Up night, when the mayor plugs in the plug and all of Louisville lights up," said Janice Cates with the Mayor's office. 

The tree will be lit on November 25th for "Light Up Louisville."

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