Community Gathers For Metro Christmas Tree Lighting

Posted at 9:08 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 22:08:45-05

Thousands rang in the Christmas season downtown with a tree lighting.

A Bellevue couple donated the 35 foot tall Norwegian Spruce. It has about six-thousand lights on it.

The event kicked off Friday evening at 6 p.m. with several performances from choirs.

Mayor Megan Barry said the tree almost didn't survive the flood back in 2010, but six years later it's standing tall downtown.