Monday, 20 November, 2017, marks the start of the run-up to Christmas on the Schlossplatz: At noon the Christmas tree will be brought into position in front of the Rathaus, where, with its many lights, it forms one of the attractions of the Twinkling Star Christmas Market from 28 November to 23 December.
The tree anchorage is an annual event that is well known and visited by Wiesbaden residents. People that already took part of the event, are impressed anew every year. Anyone who hasn't been there yet should not miss out on this spectacle in 2017.
The erection of the Nordmann fir will be moderated by Anke Seeling like every year. The guests traditionally also include the reigning Hessian Christmas Tree Queen, Sabine Leib, into the event. Also this year the event will again be celebrated with live music from the brass band "Die lustigen Holzhackerbuben", mulled wine and specialities from the bratwurst stand.
After positioning the Christmas tree the decoration begins. Thanks to the support provided by WVV Wiesbaden Holding there are new Christmas tree lights. A total of 30,000 environmentally-friendly LED bulbs including flashing bulbs create impressive lighting effects.