Christmas in Phoenix(ish)

On the outskirts(ish) of Phoenix, sits my hometown: a little city of 250,000 people called Chandler. Chandler has put up a Christmas tree every year for the last 60 years that looks something like this:

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Let’s take a closer look at that beautiful, snowy goodness, shall we?

tumbleweed-tree

Hrm. Looks to be a bit dry.

In truth, that tree is made of–wait for it–spray-painted tumbleweeds. I’m not sure you can get more Arizona than that, though God knows our neighboring city of Gilbert has tried. I mean, who doesn’t want to go running through a splash-pad in the middle of December?

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This is appropriately located beneath the Town of Gilbert water tower.

(And yes, there were children playing in the water.)

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As you can tell, we really don’t have much to work with. I mean, the malls are decked out in all sorts of typical holiday goodness, but our downtown areas seem to be a bit . . . creative. Here’s a gem from downtown Phoenix herself in 2014:

Christmas in Arizona

I love the festive red bow.

Anywho, from my hometowns to yours, let me wish you happy holidays, Merry Christmas if you celebrate such, and much love.
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