Deadline coming for Duncan Christmas tree forest

It’s time to think about lighting up downtown Duncan for Christmas and what better way than sponsoring a Christmas tree in City Square?

It’s time to think about lighting up downtown Duncan for Christmas and what better way than sponsoring a Christmas tree in City Square?

The Downtown Duncan BIA is once again organizing its beautiful annual Community Christmas Tree Forest.

All community groups, organizations and businesses are invited to take part in this unique opportunity to tell the community a little about your organization while at the same time helping to beautify the city during the festive season.

It’s simple to take part.

Live trees, ordered through the DDBIA, are brought to City Square for you to decorate with your holiday theme.

Here are some hints from the DDBIA’s Ana Francisco.

“We advise participants to use weather resistant ornaments and to use decorations that are more creative than valuable, although vandalism in the Square is very minimal and request that all trees be lighted (lights should be tie-wrapped to the tree) and recommend LED lights to save energy.”

The trees are approximately five feet tall and are available in a pot for $73.

If you are interested, then Wednesday, Nov. 18 is the deadline to order the trees.

Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, there’s a Decoration Party from 11a.m. to noon in the Square.

The DDBIA will provide hot chocolate and will be available to assist with decorating the trees.

All trees will have a sign with the business/organization name so it’s easy to find your tree.

All trees must be decorated by 4 p.m. to be ready for Duncan Light-up on Friday, Nov. 25.

Trees may be picked up on Dec. 24 if you wish to have them for Christmas, or donated to a family in need and by Friday, Jan. 6, all decorations must be removed.

Contact the DDBIA at 250-715-1700 or assistant@downtownduncan.ca to specify what to do with the tree after Christmas.