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

2023 Setup Dates

Wednesday, November 15 | 10:00-4:00 PM

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

Friday, November 17 | 10:00-4:00 PM

*You may decorate at any time.  The times listed are when staff are available to assist.  

2024 Takedown Dates

January 1-3  |  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.


  • 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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