The tree is in place and the lights are on, but the switch hasn’t been flipped yet.
Winnipeg’s City Hall will deck the halls tonight at 6 p.m. when it lights up the annual Christmas tree in the courtyard of 510 Main Street.
The 45-foot Colorado blue spruce was donated by Windsor Park resident Dean Munoz-Perez.
The tree was cut down by city forestry crews on November 4 and transported downtown, where the Urban Forestry Branch decorated it with more than 9,000 multi-coloured LED lights.
The ceremonial lighting event will be hosted by Mayor Brian Bowman.
Members of the public attending the tree lighting are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy in support of Toy Mountain which can be donated at the beginning of the event. The RCAF Band Brass Quintet will perform at approximately 5:50 p.m.
Following the lighting, the public is welcomed into City Hall for an open house until 7:30 p.m.