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O.C. welcomes 96-foot holiday tree

October 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Town Center Park in Costa Mesa is already gearing up for the holiday season.A 96-foot tall holiday tree made its arrival Monday. A truck driver hauled it 650 miles from Mount Shasta, sending twitter updates during the two-day journey.

The tree will be decorated with 20,000 colorful lights over the next several weeks.

The official tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. The public is invited to attend the event, which includes a visit from Santa Claus.