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Santa Delivers 80-Foot Tall Christmas Tree To The Outlets At Anthem

There’s exactly one week until Halloween and, in a couple months, it’ll be Christmas time — but you might not even need to wait that long.

On Thursday morning, Santa delivered an 80-foot tall Christmas tree to the Outlets at Anthem.

The fresh cut pine stands as the largest tree in the state, which had to be placed upright by a construction crane, and will be on display all season long.

Santa drove into the Outlets at Anthem on a Daisy Mountain Fire Truck to help move the tree and take pictures.

It's the 18th year that Anthem has housed the state’s largest tree in their outdoor outlet mall and, this year, it will feature more than 1.5 miles of LED lights, more than 5,000 ornaments and bows and a 3-foot copper star to top it off.

At 80-feet tall, Arizona’s tree stands taller than the one in Rockefeller Center in New York, if you can believe that.

So while you’re out getting your Halloween candy, you can stop by to see the big tree.

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Amanda Luberto was born in California but considers herself a native to the Valley of the Sun. She started as a producer at KJZZ in October 2017, but also interned in the newsroom as a student. She is a proud alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.She has been interested in radio since starting school in 2013. She spent two years as the music director for ASU’s college station, Blaze Radio, and one year as station manager. She spent time as a music programming intern in Washington, D.C., at Sirius XM and as a tech broadcaster for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. Luberto is dedicated and passionate about quality local storytelling and original content broadcasting.Luberto also spent years as the co-founder and chapter leader of Arizona State University’s chapter of I Am That Girl, an international women’s empowerment organization focused on the collaboration of women and building self-love. She believes in the strength of women supporting women.Her favorite podcast episode is This American Life’s “Fermi’s Paradox,” and she highly suggests you listen to it. Off air, you can find Luberto adding to her list of concerts attended, sipping at a local coffee shop or cheering on the Arizona Coyotes.