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.

Address:
8 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ
Directions:
Downtown, in Chandler Park. On the east side of N. San Marcos Place, just north of its intersection with W. Commonwealth Ave.
Hours:
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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