Muskegon, Michigan: America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree

240 singers belt out your holiday favorites in a Christmas tree structure 67-ft. high. The tradition started in a church with a high school choir; now in Muskegon's performing arts center.

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts

Address:
425 W. Western Avenue, Muskegon, MI
Directions:
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.
Hours:
1st weekend in Dec. Call for Tickets. (Call to verify)
Phone:
231-722-2890
Admission:
Adults $9, Children under 12 $3
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Living Christmas Tree. America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree

America's Tallest Christmas Tree is performed by the Mona Shores Choir Association. The tree is 67 feet in height from base to the top of the star. The tree holds 240 of the 300 singers that are in the choir. Over 800 pieces of unistrut steel form the superstructure. This tree has over 25,000 lights on it. 600 volunteer positions filled by about 250 people assemble this tree.

This singing tree is performed in the historic Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon (After being moved from St. Francis de Sales Church on McCracken). This is a great start for your holiday season!

[Nick Beardsley, 12/07/2010]

There's always next year's show...

Singing Christmas Tree

This is an amazing sight! The Mona Shores High School Singing Christmas Tree is the largest in America and the 4th largest in the world. It now carries over 200 of the most amazing high school students as they sing many Christmas songs from all over the world (often in other languages). They are accompanied by the accomplished Mona Shores High School Chamber Orchestra (no more canned music).

This show is a wonderful example of what our children are capable of with the guidance and teaching of remarkable staff. Please take the time to see this wonderful show. It is still held in St. Francis De Sales church, affectionately known as "Our Lady of Cement."

[Robin, 12/08/2005]

October 2006 - Mary O'Connor reports "The Mona Shores choir singing Christmas tree is no longer held at St. Francis De Sales church in Muskegon, Michigan. Starting in 2006, they will be performing at the Frauenthal Theater, a historic 1800 seat theater in downtown Muskegon."

Singing Christmas Tree

Every year Muskegon, MI, has the world's largest and tallest singing Christmas tree. The Mona Shores High School Choir dept. fills a 150 plus foot "Christmas Tree" (a steel superstructure decorated with fake greens) with over 150 hapless high school students for a 2 hour seasonal serenade, complete with Karaoke- style backing music. Don't expect Haydn, folks. Moreover, this miraculous event takes place inside a concrete Catholic church (St. Francis de Sales church, or as it is more commonly known, "Our Lady of the Sacred Bat"). It looks more like an Aztec temple than a place for pious Catholic worship, and is actually known as one of the wonders of the architectural world.

[Sue and Greg Herder, 01/10/1997]

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