Damaged Christmas Tree New And Improved At Bentleyville

By KBJR News 1

October 22, 2011 Updated Oct 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- It may not feel like it, but Christmas is already in the air in Duluth. Well at least at Bayfront Festival Park.

After a long winter's nap, Bentleyville's gigantic tree has been put back together in preparation for this year's tour of lights.

A section of the tree fell to the ground and was damaged during a strong storm this past summer. But it was fixed and some enhancements were also made.

"One of the first things they're going to want to look for is at the top of the twelve story tree we have a brand new enhancement on that tree. We've added a top to it. It's an eight foot diameter with 28 spikes coming out of the top of that, which is completely animated again to music," said Nathan Bentley.

Volunteers are still needed to help put together the region's largest Christmas attraction.

Bentleyville's Tour of Lights officially starts November 19th and runs through December 26th.