NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The city of Nashville's Christmas tree was delivered on Wednesday.
The 40-foot Norway Spruce was put up on Public Square in front of the Historic Metro Courthouse around 11:30 a.m.
The tree was donated by Kenneth and Sandra Kingdon, who live in the Scottsboro community in Davidson County.
Metro Parks staff will decorate the tree with more than 5,000 colored LED lights. The annual lighting ceremony will be hosted by Mayor Karl Dean on Friday, December at 6:30 p.m. The event will kickoff the 59th Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Christmas Parade, which will begin at the Public Square at 7 p.m. and travel down Second Avenue and Broadway.
Vince Gill, parade Grand Marshal, will join the Mayor and his family at the tree lighting ceremony. His daughter, Jennie Gill, will perform along with country music singer Sarah Darling.