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The search is on -- downtown Dayton looking for the ‘perfect tree’

The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is searching for a tree that will be the centerpiece of Courthouse Square this holiday season. The selected tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and be unveiled at the Grande Illumination ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24.

The Dayton Holiday Festival committee is searching for a tree that will be the centerpiece of Courthouse Square this holiday season. PHOTO / Downtown Dayton Partnership

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Guidelines are:

  • The ideal tree is approximately 45 to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide
    • Colorado green spruce or blue spruce trees are preferred, but other types of evergreens will be considered if they are grand and stately.
    • The tree must be located on nominee’s property in the front or side yard. 

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Miami Valley residents who believe they have the perfect tree can nominate it by calling Colleen Turner at the Downtown Dayton Partnership at (937) 224-1518, ext. 221, or email turner@downtowndayton.org

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The selected tree will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and be unveiled at the Grande Illumination ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. PHOTO / Downtown Dayton Partnership

The winning tree will be selected by a search crew at the end of October. PSC Crane and Rigging will transport the tree to Courthouse Square at no expense to the owners, who will have the opportunity to be part of the official tree-lighting ceremony. 

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The 2017 Dayton Holiday Festival and Grande Illumination ceremony are scheduled to take place Friday, Nov. 24 — the day after Thanksgiving. Maps, program information, sponsors, schedule of events and other details about the event are forthcoming.

For more information about Dayton Holiday Festival activities, call (937) 224-1518 or visit www.downtowndayton.org.

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