SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio's largest Christmas gift arrived Tuesday morning in the form of a 55-foot White Fir Christmas tree.

The tree, donated by H-E-B, arrived at Alamo Plaza via a jumbo-sized flatbed trailer all the way from the Shasta Mountains in California.

Crews will be on-hand to rig and stabilize the tree before the week-long decoration process begins.

In the following days, the tree will be decorated with more than 10,000 twinkling red, white and blue LED lights, reflecting a military appreciation theme, as well as silver ornaments and decorations that will represent each military branch.

H-E-B donates over $250,000 each year to the transportation, decoration and lighting of the tree.

The 29th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 from 3- 6 p.m. at Alamo Plaza.

The community event is free and open to the public and will feature face painters, balloon artists, cookie decorating stations, a Winter Wonderland Photo Shoot, holiday crafts, storytelling, live musical entertainment and a special visit from Santa as the tree lights for the first time at 6:20 p.m.