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Keeping with tradition, we're here to announce that The Grove's iconic, 100-foot-plus Christmas tree is here. The white fir beauty arrived from Mount Shasta on a flatbed truck yesterday, where it was hoisted by a giant crane and mounted smack in the middle of the popular shopping center. Now all we need is some cooler weather to really get into the festive spirit.
Some facts about The Grove's chosen tree: it's taller than the tree at New York's Rockefeller Center; it will be decorated with 15,000 lights and more than 10,000 ornaments; only a tree that is 80 years or older is selected because it is near the end of the white fir's grand life cycle; after the holidays, the branches will be used for mulch and the trunk for firewood; 14 new white fir trees will be planted in its place.
Stay tuned for the official tree lighting ceremony, which always features epic musical performances.