The Holiday in the City Christmas tree will be erected today in Holiday Square — the plaza at Fourth and Jefferson streets — near the ice skating rink.
Due to construction at the Kentucky International Convention Center, an artificial tree will be used for the next two years for Holiday in the City. The traditional 45- to 50-foot live tree that the city normally uses requires a crane to put in place, and the KICC construction does not allow room for that.
The tree will be lit during the annual Light Up Louisville ceremony, which traditionally kicks off Holiday in the City, on the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 2016.
The tree, donated by Fourth Street Live!, will be especially visible with extra lights and ornaments.