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11/21/2018 - Holiday Tree Arrives in West Market Square on November 29

For Immediate Release

November 26, 2018


Contact:          Zeth Lundy, Public Information Coordinator

                        (207) 992-4268




Holiday Tree Arrives in West Market Square on November 29


BANGOR, MAINE – The City of Bangor’s Holiday Tree will be installed in West Market Square on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00am. The 30+ foot balsam fir was donated by Sprague’s Nursery & Garden Center. Sprague’s has donated trees to the City for over 20 years. Emera Maine has donated a truck to help set the tree in place; City of Bangor Public Works crews will secure the tree and decorate it with lights.


The tree will be lit on Saturday, December 1 at the conclusion of the Rotary Club of Bangor’s Festival of Lights Parade. The parade begins at 4:30pm and makes its way through Downtown Bangor on the following route: Exchange Street > Harlow Street > Central Street > Main Street > Cedar Street (end at Davenport Park).


“The Holiday Tree lighting and Festival of Lights Parade are wonderful traditions for families throughout the Bangor region,” said Tanya Emery, Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Bangor. “The City is grateful to Sprague’s Nursery & Garden Center for the spectacular holiday center, who once again donated the spectacular holiday centerpiece of downtown, and to Emera Maine, who donated the truck to set the tree in place. Our hats go off to the Rotary Club of Bangor for organizing the parade, and keeping this wonderful holiday celebration alive in Bangor!”


Questions about the parade may be directed to the Rotary Club of Bangor at or




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