The fifty-foot Ponderosa Pine was selected in the Kaibab Forest by the Grand Canyon Railway and transported by them to be set in place.
The tree is, of course, the centerpiece for the annual lighting of the tree portion of Mountain Village Holiday. The tree will be lit on Saturday, November 30th.
The annual Parade of Lights down Historic Route 66 is also a feature of the event. The theme of the parade is “All I Want For Christmas Is…” The parade route is the normal route from Safeway eastward past Goldie’s Route 66 Diner.