Crews to harvest the 2016 City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree on November 2nd

MILWAUKEE -- Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Forestry Division will harvest the annual City Christmas tree on Wednesday, November 2nd.

The 38-foot Colorado Blue Spruce is located on N. 52nd near Washington Boulevard.

Following the harvest, the tree will receive a Milwaukee Police Department escort to City Hall, where the tree will be placed in the planter near Wells Street and Water Street.

The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall.

2016 marks the 103rd year of the Christmas tree celebration in Milwaukee, the second oldest such celebration in the United States behind New York City.