Winnipeg’s city hall will get its Christmas tree this weekend, after much searching for the perfect spruce.
This was the first year officials had a hard time tracking down a tree; they had to issue a public call to see if anyone would come forward with a suitable tree.
Now, the city has selected a 12-metre-tall Colorado blue spruce from Stalker Bay.
The tree belongs to Guy Sever and has been growing in the yard for about 35 years.
On Sunday, it will be cut down and moved to city hall to become a Christmas tree.
The tree will be cut down around 9 a.m. and will arrive at city hall by noon.
Then, workers will string 9,000 lights around the massive tree.
Those lights won’t go on until Nov. 15 at 5:45 p.m.