Christmas comes early to Fountain Square
November 12, 2012 by Mark
It is starting to look like Christmas at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, as a 65-foot Norway Spruce arrived on Saturday, November 10 to await being decked with ornaments for the holiday season. The gigantic tree weighs approximately 8,000 pounds and is almost 26 feet wide at its widest area. As the tree was being anchored at Fountain Square, a young girl exclaimed:
“That is too big!”
The red Macy’s star was placed on the top of the tree after it was anchored. More decorations will be placed upon the huge Christmas tree in the days leading up to the yearly lighting ceremony, which will be held on the evening of November 23.
As signs of Christmas and the holiday shopping season come to Fountain Square, businesses located in and around the square will probably be preparing for holiday shoppers themselves. Businesses and stores often run special promotions and events during the holiday season and advertise these promotional activities with banner printing, poster printing, and flyer printing.
The Christmas tree is set up along the southwest corner of Fountain Square. It was loaded and transferred from the home of Phyllis and Pat O’Conner, who live in Mogadore. Zuk’s Tree Moving Inc. was hired to locate a tree for this year’s Christmas celebration at Fountain Square and happened to spot this year’s beauty in the front yard of the O’Conners. Workers spent six days tying back the branches before they cut the tree down.
The annual tree lighting festivities on November 23 will take place from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The ice rink is also scheduled to open that day.