Christmas Tree Construction, Lighting Happening In Lincoln

Christmas Tree Construction, Lighting Happening In Lincoln

A couple of landmark trees are going up and being lit in the Capitol City today.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lincoln’s SouthPointe Pavillions.

Spokeswoman Julie Litterer says they’re constructing the 45 foot, seven-thousand pound Christmas tree.

“It requires a crane and a lift.  It’s a huge undertaking,” she says.

Ornaments will be hung, the tree will be sprayed to retain moisture-and of course- will have lights.

The Christmas Tree is just one of the multiple pieces the mall does for decorating, which takes lots of preparation.

“Shopping centers have a much bigger footprint to look at,” she says. “As an outdoor center, we have a completely different dynamic.  Our decorations have to be weather hearty and big.”

Litterer says the mall will have a lighted roofline, indoor and outdoor displays.

SouthPointe Pavilions is not the only place where trees are going up.

The annual Salvation Army Tree lighting ceremony is happening tonight as they kick off the Home for the Holidays series.

Music, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting and food will be provided from 5-7 at 53rd at O streets at Home Real Estate.