*HARVEST SET FOR TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. 2
Free Family-Themed Event Set For Saturday, Dec. 6*
The tree for the third annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field has been located on Green Bay's west side and will be harvested Tuesday, Dec. 2.
The 35-foot tree, located at 2088 Shady Lane, was submitted by Arline Rousseau. The process of harvesting the tree will begin at approximately 11 a.m. After the tree is loaded for transport, it then will be taken to Lambeau Field with the assistance of a police escort due to the size of the vehicle. The tree also will be erected Tuesday and decorated through the week.
Rousseau, in recognition of providing the tree for the event, will receive four tickets to the Packers-Lions game, Dec. 28.
Festival of Lights, presented by the Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods, will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The family-themed event, free to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature area high school choirs performing holiday music, cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.
At 6:30 p.m. the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the illumination of the tree, decorated with more than 10,000 lights provided by Mills Fleet Farm.
In addition, the Packers Pro Shop and Festival Foods will be selling Packers ornaments with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club. Ornaments are priced at $6, with $2.50 going to charity, and will be available the entire holiday season at the Packers Pro Shop and Festival Foods Stores.