Wilmington's official Christmas Tree shining at H.B. DuPont Plaza

Wilmington's official Christmas Tree shining at H.B. DuPont Plaza

A new location due to construction didn't deter Wilmington's Christmas spirit as they lit the city's official tree Tuesday Night.

The annual "Caroling on the Square" might have been a misnomer this time, as the artificial tree that is traditionally at Rodney Square is sitting this season at the middle of the triangular H.B. DuPont Plaza between Washington and West Streets.

DuPont Plaza gives the tree a prime visible point to those entering the city from I-95's Delaware Avenue exits, or heading down from the Trolley Square neighborhood.

The tree was officially lit by Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki after The Fast Lane played a series of big band Christmas selections, plus carols honoring Hanukkah and Kwanzaa was sung by the roughly 100 spectators.

Sheensa Rosser of Wilmington watched as her family took pictures around the colorful tree.

"It's wonderful, it's a blessing for it to be Christmas for the kids."

Rodney Square is the normal home for the artificial tree, which is in its second year of use, but construction has shut down the square to pedestrians, necessitating the temporary location.