Cam­bridge Bushel Bas­ket Tree re­turn­ing for 2016

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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

PHOTO BY JILL JASUTA

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.

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