Mark your calendars for Friday November 25th for the City of Ellsworth's Christmas Tree Lighting which will be held in S.K. Whiting Park at 4:30 PM.  The tree, provided by Atlantic Landscaping with be 18 feet high, and lit with 2400 lights.

The Tree Lighting will include music, as well as a local community group selling hot cocoa. The Ellsworth Christmas Tree will be placed at the corner of Maine and High Street.

According to Micki Sumpter, the Ellsworth Community and Economic Development Director. "November 25th, also known as Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, seemed to be the perfect date for the event. City Councilors wanted a community  event to tie into all the other holiday happenings city wide.”

“We hope that many families who are enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend will come into town for the tree lighting” stated Gretchen Wilson Director of the Chamber of Commerce “It’s a great way to celebrate as well as show off what our local businesses have to offer”.