Downtown is aglow this season

Posted on November 16, 2017
Thanks to many private donations by individuals and businesses, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership has secured more than $35,000 to bring a 40-ft. white fir tree from the Pacific Northwest to the Capitol Plaza at Capitol Avenue and Main Street. 

With the help of some very special guests from Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the official tree lighting will be Monday, November 20. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will attend the ceremony and the tree will be adorned with thousands of multi-color L.E.D. lights and crowned with a special topper designed by Pine Bluff glassblower James Hayes.

Festivities are 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This free public event includes cocoa and cookies and holiday music.

The massive Christmas tree stands tall outside a bustling downtown district. Anchored by long-time tenant, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Main Street Creative Corridor has become re-energized with the addition of Ballet Arkansas’s studio, and an array of new businesses, restaurants, murals, outdoor pianos, and more.

The tree is a welcome addition to this revitalized area. Organizers hope to make it an annual tradition.