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DECORATING

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

2024 Setup Dates

Tuesday, November 19 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday, November 20 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, November 21 | 10:00-4:00 PM

Friday, November 22 | 10:00-4:00 PM

*You may decorate at any time after you have checked in.  The times listed are when staff are available to assist.  We ask all trees be complete by noon on Monday, November 25th. 

2024 Takedown Dates

January 3-5  |  11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Decorating Guidelines

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

  • Decorators must provide their own decorations and lighting.  Ladders will not be provided.

  • Standard trees measure between 6-8 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.​

  • When you arrive to decorate your tree, you must check in with a TOP representative.  Decorators must provide one  8-15 foot outdoor-rated extension cord.  Any additional cords must be outdoor-rated.  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.​

  • ​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. 

  • 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.

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

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