Holidays

Wait, is it Christmas already?

A large evergreen tree arrived in Old Sacramento on Monday, where officials are expected to decorate it with lights through Christmas.

The arrival of the 58-foot tree, reportedly a white fir, is the latest sign the Christmas season will soon be upon us.

Last week, the downtown Sacramento outdoor ice rink opened at Seventh and K streets near Golden 1 Center.

The Old Sacramento tree was being erected Monday, but wasn’t expected to be illuminated until Nov. 23 – one day before Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the Christmas season.

The tree will be placed at Front and K streets in Old Sacramento. In addition to the Nov. 23 tree lighting, Macy’s is sponsoring a reoccurring Christmas program dubbed “Theater of Lights,” which brings to life the classic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore, officially named “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

Ed Fletcher: 916-321-1269, @NewsFletch

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