It’s a tradition that many of us do every year, putting up the Christmas tree. For some people, it’s an exciting time filled with traditions and excitement. For others, it’s a chore that comes with the season. For some city employees, it’s just plain work. These men are setting up the large tree in front of Sugar Land Town Square, in preparation for their annual tree lighting ceremony. Though thousands of people attend and it’s a lot of fun, I don’t enjoy photographing it, since it’s extremely crowded, dark and no place for a tripod. 

I like to visit the Square afterwards on a weeknight, when the crowds are small to take my Christmas shots. On this day, I was having lunch in the area and lucked up on the workers assembling the tree. Once again, having the iPhone in hand, the moment was captured.