LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — It’s only November, but the Christmas season has officially started at one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations.

A majestic 100-foot, white fir Christmas tree makes its way back to its holiday home at The Grove on Monday, where it should be visible throughout the metro Los Angeles area. The tree will arrive on a flatbed truck, driven down the length of the main street starting at the historic Farmers Market to The Park, at which point it will by hoisted by a giant crane above the buildings and installed in the center of The Grove.

The 100-foot white fir from Mt. Shasta in Northern California — which officials say is taller than the tree at Rockefeller Center — will be elaborately decorated with more than 10,000 lights and 15,000 ornaments in time for the holiday tree lighting show at The Grove on Nov. 21.

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Comments (4)
  1. monica says:

    thank you for calling it what it is, a CHRISTMAS tree.

  2. Juanita Schwartzberger says:

    I find it offensive that they are calling this Hannukah Bush and Christmas Tree. It’s CLEARLY decorated for Hannukah.

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