Christmas tree arrives on Church Street

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:37 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - ‘Tis the season for a festive feature to return to downtown Burlington.

The city’s Christmas tree made its arrival Wednesday morning. It was donated by a Williston resident and will spend the week getting spruced up, culminating in a tree-lighting ceremony on November 24.

“I’ve already gotten some positive feedback from people on the street residents and also businesses. I think it signals the start of the holiday season. I think there’s a little bit of excitement. I particularly think this year we need a little extra holiday spirit. So, we’re really happy the tree’s here,” said Kara Alnasrawi, director of the Church Street Marketplace.

The Queen City is fussy about its foliage-- they won’t take just any big tree. If you have a 30- to 35-foot blue Colorado spruce that you want to see downtown next year, reach out to the city to volunteer.