Guidelines for decorating your tree


  • Tuscaloosa's One Place will provide each sponsor/decorator with one live Christmas tree, signage listing the sponsor/decorator, and electricity.

  • Standard trees measure between 7-8 feet in height; Anchor trees measure between 10-12 feet in height.  Because we offer live spruces, we cannot guarantee the width or shape of every tree.

  • Security is provided.

  • When you arrive to decorate your tree, you must check in with a TOP representative.  At check-in, your lights and extension cord must be approved.  You will receive your sponsorship sign and then be able to select your tree. 

  • Decorators must provide their own decorations and lighting. 

  • Ladders will not be provided.

  • Edible items used to decorate are prohibited including but not limited to candy canes, popcorn, and birdseed.  They attract wildlife and compromise the safety of the environment. 

  • It can get windy on the Trail!  Please secure all decorations to your tree using pipe cleaners, small zip ties, or other string/ties. Ornament hooks can be used if the ends are secured.


  • Tinsel Trail is a family friendly display.  Please, no offensive or inappropriate decor.  We reserve the right to remove offensive displays.​

  • Decorators must provide one 10 foot outdoor-rated extension cord. Please label your cord with the name of your business/organization.  Any additional extension cords must also be outdoor-rated. Surge bars are not allowed and will be confiscated.  

  • Use LED Outdoor lights only.  We reserve the right to remove any lights that are not LED.  We recommend using 4-5 strings of LED outdoor lights per tree.  Lights should be strung with the male end of the plug coming from the bottom of the tree. 

  • Drilling into the fence is NOT allowed.​  Hammering any items into the ground is not allowed unless attended by TOP or City of Tuscaloosa staff. 

2022 Decorating Dates & Times
*Dates & times are subject to change.  Any changes will be announced via social media and email.

Set-up Dates

Wednesday, November 16 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 17 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Friday, November 18 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Saturday, November 19 | 9:00-12:00 PM

Take Down

January 2-4  |  11:00 AM-4:00 PM