Mardi Gras Tree Lighting February 6!

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Carnival season is here! And one way Mobile is celebrating is with a Mardi Gras Tree! Instead of taking the city’s Christmas tree down after the holidays, residents rallied to turn it into a tree to celebrate Mardi Gras!

While people have been transitioning Christmas trees to Mardi Gras trees at their homes for years, this is the first year the city will have a Mardi Gras tree downtown.

Tuesday, city crews installed the topper on the tree, designed by Ron Barrett. It features the purple and gold faces of tragedy and comedy.

A tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, and everyone is invited to Mardi Gras Park to see it!

(Photos courtesy of the City of Mobile.)
(Photos courtesy of the City of Mobile.)

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