Milwaukee’s Christmas Tree Won’t Be at City Hall This Year

There’s a new home for Milwaukee’s official Christmas tree.

The City of Milwaukee Christmas tree will have a new location this holiday season for the 109th celebration.

Through a partnership between the city and the Milwaukee Bucks, the tree will be situated in the Deer District outside Fiserv Forum. For the past several years, Milwaukee’s Christmas tree had been situated outside City Hall and before that at nearby Red Arrow Park.

The tree will be on will be on display beginning with a public tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 18.


 

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“We are continuing a grand tradition with some new partners this year and I am so pleased that our combined efforts will bring the spirit of the holidays to even more Milwaukee residents,” Mayor Cavalier Johnson said. “Deer District has become a central gathering place in Milwaukee and the official city Christmas tree will be a great complement to all the activity and excitement there.”

The search is on for the ideal tree to harvest and place at the new location. The tree must be growing within Milwaukee city limits, stand at least 30 feet tall and be accessible for removal. Nominations can be made by calling 414-286-2489 and will be accepted until Oct. 14.

The city’s forestry experts will evaluate all the nominated trees to select the best of the bunch. The donors of the winning tree will have a prominent role in the tree lighting ceremony.

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Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.