Santa inspects the Christmas Tree on Palmer Square. VIEWS FROM ABOVE TREE TOPS

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The day after Thanksgiving in Princeton is a day that children and adults look forward to. The annual "Tree Lighting Spectacular" on Princeton's Palmer Square kicks off the Holiday Season as 32,000 light get lit on the 65 foot Norwegian Spruce. Santa has to fly over and inspect each and every bulb to make sure the event is flawless. In our video see views way above Palmer Square and the Nassau Inn that are rarely seen. "It's Christmas in Princeton" Produced by videographer and artist Robert Hummel. www.facebook.com/ItsChristmasInPrinceton History of the Tree : In 1945, as a token of appreciation for donating his 195-foot steel schooner for commission in World War II to patrol and protect the shores of Iceland, Sveinn Björnsson, the nation’s first president, personally presented Edgar Palmer with quite literally the most beautiful Norway Spruce in all of Scandinavia. A gold collar around the lower trunk bore the inscription: “Megi þetta tré vernda lendir leið skipi sem er varið þín og okkar”; translated: “May this tree protect your lands the way your ship protected ours.” During that time period, the Nordic custom of gifting evergreens to close friends and allies was equivalent to being knighted – an honor of which Edgar Palmer was very proud. He immediately made arrangements to have the tree planted on the green at Palmer Square

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