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How many lights does it take to decorate Gainesville's 40-foot Christmas tree?
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City of Gainesville employees place lights on the holly tree Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at the intersection of Green and Academy Streets. The tree has been decorated for Christmas every year since 1982 when the tradition was started by the Rotary Club of Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers
At the fork of Academy and Green streets stands “Gainesville’s famous tree” — a 40-foot native holly tree that’s been the centerpiece of one of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions for 40 years.