Woodstock NY’s Christmas Tree Receives a Stunning Transformation
Many towns across the Hudson Valley are getting into the holiday spirit with decorations and lights that all residents can enjoy.
One Hudson Valley town however, had to go back the drawing board after their first initial tree lighting.
Woodstock, NY Christmas Tree Gets Roasted Online
The first week of December gave several Hudson Valley communities the opportunity to kick off their holiday season celebrations. Some had parades like Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck, others opted for the classic tree lighting.
Woodstock, New York was one of those towns. Unfortunately after the town of Woodstock tree was lit, it illuminated all of its imperfections. Which went wild on social media. Facebook user Joseph Carney shared the following photo of the tree with the caption:
When you order your Christmas Tree from Wish! #WoodstockFail
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We spoke to the Woodstock Town Supervisor Bill McKenna to clarify what exactly happened with the quirky tree. He shares that a "series of mishaps" led to the unique tree that was placed in the center of town. McKenna says that he and the new Highway Superintendent went over to Dutchess County and settled on a tree right before Thanksgiving.
A few day later, a crew went out a cut down a different tree which then slipped, causing a few branches to break here and there. Crews tried to fill in the spots (just like they do at Rockefeller Center!), but it just wasn't working out.
After the backlash McKenna says he and his wife made the trek back over the bridge to Rhinebeck and "low and behold the original tree that the Superintendent and I picked out was still there." He goes on to say that the new tree is also imperfect and is a bit crooked, but it looks beautiful with the lights.
Take a look at the updated tree below:
Another tree from New York had an easier go at it this holiday season. The 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree hails from Vestal, New York, and made its big appearance on November 29th, 2023. The tree is finally lit, but take a look at how the tree navigated across New York State to make it down to NYC below:
2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Makes Its Way to NYC
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