The City of Pittsfield has their official Christmas tree for 2017.

The tree arrived to Park Square on Thursday morning and will be lit up for the first time in Downtown Pittsfield on Friday night, Dec. 1. According to a report from, city workers were able to get the tree to the park with help from a large crane provided by L.P. Adams. This year's tree was donated by Teena Guenther and husband, Paul Askew.

Check out the video below of the Pittsfield Christmas tree getting put into place, courtesy of the Facebook page.

The tree lighting ceremony will kick off at 6 p.m. and will feature Christmas carols sung by the Taconic High School chorus. Patrick's Pub will, once again, be donating free hot chocolate during the event. Of course, it wouldn't be the City of Pittsfield tree lighting ceremony without a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

In what is also a tradition of this fantastic holiday season kickoff, those planning on attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items. They will be donated to the Christian Center food pantry to help those in need.

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