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Fir sure: Christmas tree installed under Washington Square Arch

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Signaling that the holiday season is upon us, the festive tree was delivered to Washington Square Park on Monday morning.

After the tannenbaum — all 46 feet of it — was set up under the arch, it was draped with lights, which were then tested. But they’ll now stay off until the official annual tree lighting ceremony — the 97th in the long-running tradition — on Wed., Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.

Keep on truckin’: The annual tradition continues. (Photo by Trevor Sumner)
(Photo by Trevor Sumner)
And the pigeons went wild! (Photo by Trevor Sumner)
On their bucket list: the annual holiday tree. (Photo by Trevor Sumner)

Last year, though, like a lot of things, it just wasn’t the same: Due to the pandemic, the tree lighting was virtual.

Sponsored by the Washington Square Association, the event will also feature caroling, with music provided by the Rob Sussman Brass Quartet, with Linseigh Green leading everyone through the carols songbook, which will be distributed.

Swing by the tree again on Fri., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. for more carol singing.

Sugar Barry, a member of the Washington Square Association’s board of directors, and Will Morrison, Washington Square Park’s deputy administrator, were on hand for the tree’s arrival. (Photo by Trevor Sumner)
(Photo by Trevor Sumner)
The tree lights were tested. (Photo by Trevor Sumner)
(Photo by Trevor Sumner)
(Photo by Trevor Sumner)
(Photo by Trevor Sumner)

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