Preparations already underway for Christmas at Cathedral Square Park

Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 19:29:43-04

As the kids put on their best Halloween costumes, Cathedral Square Park underwent its own transformation. Early Monday morning, nearly 150 fresh cut evergreens were dropped off.  

"I'm all Christmas right now. It's all about Christmas, Christmas, Christmas," said Greg Peterson, Director of the Clean Sweep Ambassadors.

If it seems too soon, organizers say you're wrong.

"We're opening on the earliest possible date this year because Thanksgiving is so early," said Peterson.

"This will take us a couple of days to get the trees staked and up. We'll probably spend the whole week up here. We've still have to get the lights on and bring in our displays."

Next week, more than 2,000 students from Milwaukee County will decorate the trees.

"That's the most fun part, when all these kids come in and decorate these trees. Its amazing to see the work and time they put into it," said Peterson.

When the flurry of students are done, Cathedral Square Park will turn into "Community Spirit Park" and will look like an enchanting forest that glimmers and glistens.

The lights of Cathedral Square Park will be turned on Thursday, November 17.