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By Kay Baker | Agent in Wilmington, NC

World's Largest Living Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC

The 79th annual lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmington’s Hilton Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish moss  is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. It was first lit in 1928 with over 500 multicolored lights The tree lighting event was also celebrated by the arrival of Mr.&Mrs. Santa.  For the first time, the ornaments were hand made by local school students.The world’s largest living Christmas tree is lit nightly and available for viewing between now and Christmas at 407 Hilton St. Wilmington, NC.

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By Jungle,  Fri Dec 23 2011, 15:19
how long will the tree be lit ??? will it be lit until Jan. 1st ??
By Kay Baker Associates,  Sat Dec 24 2011, 07:23
I think so, I can find out on Tuesday when department of Rec. is open and let you know. Merry Christmas!

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