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'Tis the season! Christmas tree arrives at Fountain Square Saturday


The Fountain Square holiday tree arrives this weekend.

A 56-foot Norway spruce is expected to arrive around 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and should be installed at the corner of 5th and Vine by noon.

A release from 3CDC says decorations, including a 5-foot-tall red star, will be added over the following days. The Fountain Square ice rink opens at 8 a.m.

Last year, the holiday tree was the target of derision and some memes because it appeared lopsided, but it filled out later. 3CDC says the tree will look "glamorous" when it's fully adjusted by the end of the weekend.

The annual light-up ceremony will be in-person this year, on the day after Thanksgiving.

Bill Rinehart started his radio career as a disc jockey in 1990. In 1994, he made the jump into journalism and has been reporting and delivering news on the radio ever since.