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Tree lighting ceremony postponed


December 10, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

An improvised "Christmas Tree" in downtown Wrangell, made out of traffic cones and branches. The city's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was postponed due to last week's stormy weather.

Wrangell's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been postponed due to bad weather and ongoing efforts by the city's electrical department to keep power running, according to the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Dec. 3, the chamber announced that the annual tradition was being pushed back, potentially to Dec. 11. However, the post went on to say that Midnight Madness was still moving forward Friday evening Dec. 4. Many businesses were still open late for shopping and sales.

"As I am sure many of you have noticed, there is no Christmas tree up downtown," the Faceb...

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