City looking for tree for 'Light Up Louisville'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city of Louisville is looking for a good Christmas tree.

According to a news release from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office, the city is asking someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park during the Christmas season.

It can't be just any, "Charlie Brown-style" tree, either. The mayor's office says it should be either a spruce or fir, about 40 feet tall and "well shaped." 

If the donor will provide the tree, the city can cut and transport the tree to its special spot across from Metro Hall. Louisville Gas & Electric, Bob Ray Company and Louisville Parks and Recreation will all assist with the transportation.

As a special thanks, the donor will be invited to attend this year's Light Up Louisville sponsor reception as a featured guest of Fischer.

"Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we're looking for the perfect Christmas tree," Fischer said in a statement. "This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville. and it will stay up throughout the holiday season."

Light up Louisville is an annual event that takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This year will be the 38th year for the event, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 23.

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