This tree got too big. Now everyone is going to celebrate it

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The 12th annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field this Saturday wouldn't be complete without its centerpiece: the tree!

Crews cut down a spruce between 40 and 50 feet tall.

The tree was donated by Stephanie Wendt. Her father, Steve Brink, planted it in the yard after his kids brought home a small sapling home from school years ago.

"No one expected it to get as big as it did," Brink said. "That's why its planted where it is. At this point, it's big enough that it's kind of imposing on the neighbors, so it was time for it to go."

Brink is a lifelong Packers fan and sold soda at the legendary Ice Bowl.

The tree will be decorated this week for the Festival of Lights celebration Saturday, Dec. 9, in Lambeau Field's Harlan Plaza. The festival runs from 5 to 7 p.m. It will start with family events in the atrium, followed by the tree lighting outside.

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