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(WBIR - UT Campus) Thompson-Boling Arena is undergoing a quick transformation this week ahead of a popular Knoxville holiday tradition.

Sevier Heights Baptist Church's 25th annual Living Christmas Tree show is set for this weekend.

Crews are hard at work getting ready for the big event which includes live animals and a choir.

Dozens of volunteers have been working around the clock since Wednesday night's basketball game ended.

The workers include some crews from the Knox County jail. Organizers said they're grateful for the help and the outreach opportunity.

"The sheriff allows them to come every single year on the last performance and then they stay and help us with load out. Several of them have prayed to receive Christ and a couple of them have come to the church and as they've gotten their life together they'ved moved on to other things that has taken them away from Sevier Heights," said Event Coordinator Eddie Smith.

The Living Christmas Tree performances are Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm and 7 pm. Admission is free.