Evansville holds virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Evansville holds virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony
Evansville's 2020 Christmas Tree lighting was held on Facebook Live (Source: Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's Facebook)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony was online this year.

Click here to watch the event that was held Thursday evening.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tells us he hated to see another tradition impacted by the pandemic, but he knows this is for the safety of everyone in the community.

This decision followed Indiana Governor Holcomb’s announcement for gathering restrictions.

Signature School Choir performed at the virtual lighting, but to be safe, they previously recorded their performance.

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