The tree was donated anonymously, and it was cut down, put in place and decorated by Nevada City Chamber volunteers.
“The Chamber wanted to create a Christmas atmosphere in the Plaza,” a small-town version of a “Rockefeller Center tree,” where people could gather in wonderment, Cathy Whittlesey, executive director of the Chamber, said with a smile.
It has become an instant attraction for the community. At Victorian Christmas this week, numerous people stopped and photographed the tree — by itself or with their group standing in front of it.
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