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Chandler, Arizona: Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

A fire in the late 1950s destroyed all of the city Christmas decorations in Chandler -- so ever since then the town has had a Christmas tree made of tumbleweeds.

8 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ
Downtown, in Chandler Park. On the east side of N. San Marcos Place, just north of its intersection with W. Commonwealth Ave.
December only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Tumbleweed Christmas Tree.

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

According to legend, a fire in late 1956 or early 1957 destroyed all of the Christmas decorations in Chandler -- so the town replaced them with a Christmas tree made of tumbleweeds, and a tradition was born. [Margaret Ivins, 01/18/2022]

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