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:
Let’s take a closer look at that beautiful, snowy goodness, shall we?
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?
This is appropriately located beneath the Town of Gilbert water tower.
(And yes, there were children playing in the water.)
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:
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.