MSU Donates Christmas Tree for Park Central Square
It will start to feel a lot like Christmas today on Park Central Square. The city of Springfield will install the annual Christmas tree there this morning.
The 30-foot spruce was donated by Missouri State University. It used to stand at the intersection of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Elm near Sunvilla Tower. Planned construction of a new Missouri State shuttle stop on the site forced removal of the tree.
The Downtown Springfield Association suggested its use as a Christmas tree.
MSU president Clif Smart will flip the switch on the decorated tree during a lighting ceremony at 7 pm Saturday (11/21).
To learn more about downtown Springfield events planned for this holiday season click here.