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Winnipeg city hall marks holiday season with Christmas tree lighting ceremony

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City Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony
Sights and sounds from the City Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday night – Nov 16, 2023

It’s one of the tallest Christmas trees seen in Winnipeg.

With residents preparing for the start of the holiday season, city hall was the site of a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday night.

64,000 of LED lights were lit on a 50-foot-tall artificial Christmas tree. Over 8,000 decorations adorn it.

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The tree itself weighs under 10,000 lbs.

“(We’re) especially grateful for all the families and all the children over here,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham at the ceremony. ”

The tree is expected to stay up until early next year. The city’s first artificial tree was installed in 2019.

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City Hall puts up Christmas tree

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