Here for the Holidays: Merchants Square Welcomes its Annual Christmas Tree

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Merchants Square’s annual Christmas tree was raised on Weds., Nov. 11, 2021 (Courtesy of Sydney Griffith, Howell Creative Group)

WILLIAMSBURG — On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, Williamsburg residents were able to start ringing in the holiday season with the raising of Merchants Square’s annual Christmas tree.

The Fraser Fir tree was sourced from Mistletoe Meadow Farms in Laurel Springs, N.C. before making its journey to the heart of Williamsburg. It stands twenty feet tall and weighs between 1,000 to 2,000 lbs.

This particular tree is notable as it is the first live Christmas tree to be used in Merchants Square.

On Friday, Nov. 26, the community is invited to the Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will take place between 5:30 and 7 p.m. There will be holiday entertainment including carolers, music from the Fifes & Drums, and Al Pine the Walking Christmas Tree.

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