Community Holiday Tree Arriving in Downtown Santa Barbara

Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00 AM

Join the Downtown Organization to welcome the arrival of the Community Holiday Tree on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to be placed on State Street right in time for the holiday season!

The 45’ Douglas Fir Community Holiday Tree is sponsored by the Downtown Organization and was graciously donated by Southern California Edison. The Downtown Organization would like to thank Southern California Edison and the City of Santa Barbara’s Public Works and Parks Departments for the Tree’s installation, just north of the intersection of Victoria and State Streets.

The Tree is expected to arrive on State Street at 8:00 AM Tuesday morning and will be installed from 8:30 to 10:00am. “The Tree is a valued holiday tradition each year,” said Kate Schwab, DO Marketing Director. “Kids look forward to seeing this huge Tree almost as much as they look forward to Santa Claus. And of course, the Holiday Tree plays an important role in the Downtown Holiday Parade.”

The official lighting of the Tree will take place on Friday, December 6th at 6:30 PM by the Holiday Prince and Fairy at the beginning of the 61stAnnual Downtown Holiday Parade and will shine brightly throughout the holiday season. Grand Marshal Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) will preside over the Holiday Parade, under the theme “Holidays in Paradise.”

For more information on the community tree or the 61stAnnual Downtown Holiday Parade, please contact the Downtown Organization at 962-2098 ext. 22.

For interviews or photo opportunities, contact Rondi Guthrie, Southern California Edison Local Public Affairs Region Manager at 805-683-5237.


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