Christmas Tree Lighting In Arnegard Dec. 3

Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., the Arnegard Park Board will be having their annual Christmas tree lighting.

On that night, the people of Arnegard are welcome to come to Nelson Park with their ornaments for the 23-year-old Blue Spruce that is decorated every year. There will be chili, cookies, hot cocoa, and other desserts for the decorators. They will get to sing carols and decorate the tree. This has been a tradition for six years. It was started to bring a little of the Christmas spirit so prevalent in surrounding towns to Arnegard. It has also become a fundraiser for the park board. Funds raised will go towards the care and future replacement of park equipment. Currently, the Christmas tree lighting is the only Christmas Celebration to be put on by the city. Ornaments may be handmade, store-bought, brand new, or a treasured antique. They will not be turned away.

Having been planted in 1999, the tree will be around for decorating for many years to come. According to the USDA’s Southern Research Station’s website,, Blue Spruce or Colorado Blue Spruce trees are slow-growing, long-lived trees that can live up to 600 years or more. No one has taken it upon themselves to measure the Christmas tree in Nelson Park, recently. According to, Blue Spruce trees grow to be 50-75 feet tall at maturity and 10-20 feet wide. There will be plenty of room for decorations. Arnegard Park Board member Meg Carter said, “Come join us! Come out and have some fun.”


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