Tree arrives, kicks off 2016 Portland Holiday season

The tree was donated by Stimson Lumber Company for the 15th time

The Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas Tree arrives. (KOIN)
The Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas Tree arrives. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For the 32nd consecutive year, a donated 75-foot Douglas-fir will tower over Pioneer Courthouse Square during the holiday season.

The tree, donated by Stimson Lumber Company for the 15th time, was grown on sustainable forestlands near Gaston, officials said. The tree began its journey on Tuesday and will arrive Thursday in downtown Portland.

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The tree will travel down SW 6th Avenue to the square. It will take 2 weeks to re-attach the limbs and branches and attach about 14,000 multi-colored lights.

The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in a ceremony on Friday, November 25 — the day after Thanksgiving. Musical entertainment and a sing-along will feature Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini, plus the NW Community Gospel Choir and members of “Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band.