I can't believe I am already writing an article about Christmas - and not because we just finished Halloween and it's not even Thanksgiving yet - I'm just having a hard time accepting the fact that we're almost done with 2023. How (and when) did that happen? So...have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We haven't at my house, at least not yet. I'm just waiting for my wife to ask me to bring all of our decorations down from the attic. I imagine that request will happen any day now (probably this weekend).

E for everyone star
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The decorating has already begun in downtown Evansville, especially up and down the Main Street walkway - and the city's official Christmas tree is expected to make its way downtown on November 5th. Big shout out, by the way, to Sterling Industrial Contractors, Inc. for donating the crew and equipment to cut down the tree. The city's official tree will be decorated with approximately 25,000 lights donated by Advanced Network and Computer Services and will be topped with a big, bright “e” to let everyone know they are welcome in Evansville.

When Are We Lighting This Thing Up?

Everyone is invited to attend the lighting of the official Evansville Christmas tree on Thursday, November 16th at 5pm in front of the Civic Center. The Bosse High School Choir will be on hand to perform some holiday music, and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will give a few remarks before flipping the switch.

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The Christmas tree will remain on display in front of the Civic Center building through the holiday season and will be removed sometime after January 1, 2024.

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