NEWBURGH – With the holiday season quickly approaching, the City of Newburgh announces its annual search for a Christmas tree to display on Lower Broadway.
For over 30 years, the City of Newburgh Department of Public Works has sought out, cut down, transported, and decorated the Christmas Tree that is set up outside of City Hall. The tree must be a Blue Spruce that at least 35 feet high. Trees from past years have originated from within the City limits as well as from other Hudson Valley communities including New Windsor, Town of Newburgh and Marlboro.
Due to COVID-19 related public health concerns, the City of Newburgh will not host a live audience at the 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting. A virtual ceremony will be held and livestreamed via their social media outlets. They encourage everyone to stay home and celebrate in warmth. They ask the public to tag @CityofNewburgh on Facebook or @CityofNewburghnygov on Instagram depicting your anticipation of the lighting of the City of Newburgh Christmas Tree with the hashtag #NBNYvirtualtreelighting.
Any interested party who is aware of a potential tree are encouraged to contact Eliana Diaz, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, at (845) 569-7301 or email@example.com.