Winnipeg Parks FAQ
In 2019, a new tradition commenced at City Hall with the installation of a 28-foot artificial tree in the front courtyard. This new tree is an economical, environmentally friendly, and less labour-intensive alternative to a live Christmas tree that can be reused annually for the next decade.
The Public Works Department starts the tree's set up inside a City warehouse. It is then transported downtown and lifted by crane into place in front of City Hall. Decorating is done by Public Works staff and features 15,400 mini LED lights and a custom star topper. The Mayor officially turns on the lights at an annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.