Cambridge Bushel Basket Tree returning for 2016
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Main Street announce that the bushel basket Christmas tree in downtown Cambridge will return for the 2016 season.
The tree is made possible thanks to Craig’s Drug Store, which donates the space in their parking lot for the tree.
“Folks have been contacting us to see if the tree would be back this year, and we want to reassure fans of the bushel basket tree that the tradition will continue,” said Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Katie Clendaniel.
Brandon Hesson began the relatively recent tradition as a way to generate interest in downtown Cambridge business district during the holiday season, and the tree went viral. Hesson, who is volunteering to build the tree in 2016, plans to add an additional three rows to the tree, making it taller then ever.
Several notable state leaders such as Comptroller Peter Francot and Governor Larry Hogan have posed in front of the tree. The tree was also listed in media profiles as a top ten places to visit in Maryland during the holiday.
“We are excited to welcome the 2016 holiday season in downtown Cambridge and the Bushel Basket tree will be a big part of the welcome mat we roll out for the community,” Clendaniel said.
The tree will be constructed Friday, Nov. 25, with the official lighting of the tree happening the night of the annual Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec 3.
For more information about the holiday season in downtown Cambridge, visit www.cambridgemainstreet.com
Cambridge Main Street will erect its Bushel Basket Christmas Tree Friday, Nov. 25, to be lit prior to the Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade Saturday evening, Dec. 3.