Michigan picks state Christmas tree
A 63-foot blue spruce from the Upper Peninsula has been chosen as this year’s state Christmas tree.
Michigan officials announced the selection Wednesday of the state’s 29th Christmas tree. The spruce will be delivered to the state Capitol on Nov. 1 from Kingsford in Dickinson County.
The tree will be strung with an additional 4,000 lights this year to mark the 30th Silver Bells in the City holiday celebration. Officials say Capitol Avenue will be lit with an estimated 8,000 to 9,000 lights total.
The tree lighting and accompanying fireworks display are scheduled for Nov. 21.
This is the 20th time the state tree has been selected from the Upper Peninsula.
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