SAN ANTONIO - If you need proof that the holiday season is quickly approaching, just head downtown to the Alamo Plaza.

Tuesday morning, crews brought in a 55-foot White Fir Christmas Tree that will stand through the holiday.

The tree, donated by H-E-B, made the trip on an 18-wheeler from the Shasta Mountains of Northern California to San Antonio, and was put in place and stabilized.

Over the next week, the tree will be decorated with more than 10,000 red and white lights and dozens of gold and silver handmade ornaments.

Although this tree looks big, it is actually only half of the tree it was cut from. According to H-E-B, in order to stay committed to environmental sustainability the other half of the tree remains planted and intact so that it can continue to grow.

The 32nd annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Friday, November 25th from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The free celebration is open to the public.