Annual Living Christmas Tree this weekend

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – The 31st Annual Living Christmas Tree will be presented this weekend at the Aberdeen Civic Arena.

Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. There is no cost to attend. A free-will offering will be taken and individuals are encouraged to bring a canned good for the Salvation Army.

David Eckert, Director of the event, said this year’s piece is one of his favorites.

Between the adult choir, the children’s choir, the orchestra and others, Eckert said there are nearly 200 people involved in the production.

Eckert said this year’s event features a wide variety of songs.