There's a new Christmas tree shining bright in downtown Fresno

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Fresno.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Fresno.

A large Christmas tree is now up at Mariposa Plaza along the Mariposa Mall.

It went up Friday as part of a project funded by the Downtown Fresno Partnership and Downtown Fresno Foundation.

The 28-foot tree will stay up through December 31. It's decorated with thousands of LED lights and includes a star on top.

Organizers say they hope it will bring a little more joy during the holidays, especially this year. They also hope to make this an annual tradition.
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