Pittsfield Begins Search for Perfect 2022 Holiday Tree

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is looking for the perfect tree to decorate at Park Square for the holidays. 
 
If you have a tree to donate, the Department of Community Development Recreation Program would like to hear from you.
 
Criteria used to select the city's official holiday tree include the following: minimum height of approximately 30 feet; superior shape; ease of access to the tree for cutting; adequate room to safely fall the tree; and ease of transporting the tree.
 
Cutting and installation of the tree at Park Square will be scheduled shortly after the tree has been selected.
 
Contact Becky Manship, recreation and special events coordinator, no later than Nov. 4 at 413-499-9371 or parks@cityofpittsfield.org.
 

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Wreath Art Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Wreath Art Auction is back in-person at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 2.
 
Dozens of local artists and members of the Springside Greenhouse Group have created original holiday wreaths, centerpieces and more. The preview party and sale begins at 5pm and the live auction will take place after the Park Square Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm. 
 
Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. Light food and beverages will be available.  100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of these original works of art will be donated to the South Congregational Church Food Pantry. The Wreath Art Auction has raised more than $30,000 over the years for the food pantry. 
 
The wreaths will be delivered and installed at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 10am-2pm and previewed on the Cultural Pittsfield Facebook Page.  
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