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.