By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is getting ready to mark the official start of the holiday season. The 2021 Visit Philadelphia Holiday Tree arrived at City Hall with a police escort.

Crews quickly put the tree into place.

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Officials say the three is a concolor fir from Hornell, New York.

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It’s 45 feet tall and over 40 years old.

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The city will light the holiday tree up on Dec. 2.