City of Providence searching for a perfect Holiday Tree

City of Providence Searching for a Perfect Tree

City of Providence, Art, Culture +Tourism, Parks Department put out casting call for tall evergreen to star in annual tree lighting ceremony

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence will host the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd at Providence City Hall and the Alex & Ani City Center Skating Rink in Kennedy Plaza. To complete preparations, the City needs 2 evergreen trees: a 35-foot to 45-foot spruce or fir tree to grace City Hall steps and a 15-foot to 20-foot spruce or fir tree for the Providence Rink. The City is asking residents to nominate their own trees that they wish the City to remove from their property. Again this year, Stanley Tree Service will be generously donating crane service for the trees.

Residents can nominate their tree by sending an e-mail with a description and photo of the tree to Lizzie Araujo, Deputy Director of the City’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, at
The Forestry Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation will cut the winning tree down and haul it away free of charge. The trees will be displayed on the steps of City Hall and at the Rink throughout the holiday season. The winning tree owner will be photographed with Mayor Elorza in front of the tree during the lighting ceremony. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, November 15th.

Deadline for tree submissions: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.

Providence Tree Lighting Ceremony on City Hall Steps
Friday, December 2, 2016
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

Providence Tree Lighting Ceremony and Figure Skating show 
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Alex & Ani City Center 
2 Kennedy Plaza 
Providence, RI 02903

(release from City of Providence)