December 30, 2010 -
An update on the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree and it’s future. The tree location was picked by locals in a contest held by Town Commissioner J.E.L. ‘Hi Buddy’ Wade. Two children picked the Hilton Tree and the prize for picking the location was a $5 gold piece, according to Ben Steelman of the Star News. In 1959, 150,000 people from 11 foreign countries and 42 states ventured out to see the lighting of the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree.
With talk of not continuing the tradition you have another chance to get a peek at the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree the lights will be on from 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31. Hilton Park, 401 Hilton St. right next to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.
Everyone’s favorite! An 2010 update on our great World’s Largest Christmas Tree!.. Read more here…
The 79th annual lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmington’s Hilton Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish moss is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. It was first lit in 1928 with over 500 multicolored lights The tree lighting event was also celebrated by the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Santa. For the first time, the ornaments were hand made by local school students.
The world’s largest living Christmas tree is lit nightly and available for viewing between now and Christmas at 407 Hilton St. Wilmington, NC.
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