Hundreds of Christmas trees arrive in St. Louis Sunday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- We may still be a two weeks from Thanksgiving , but hundreds of Christmas trees were downtown-bound Sunday morning. Together they will make up the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights. Things will be a little bit different this year. Construction at Kiener Plaza is displacing the big tree, moving it to Union Station.

To put the big tree in place, however, you need many smaller ones. Those trees were delivered Sunday morning. Three hundred of them will be woven together to make this year's tree. They are each six feet tall, and they'll be put into a massive stand that's already been put in place out here.

Firefighters will do that heavy lifting. It's a process: putting the trees in the stand, getting the lights in place and the skirting on will take eleven more days. Once it's done, well, by then you'll already fell like you're behind in your Christmas shopping.

Website: Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign

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