Wind tumbles East Wenatchee’s 30-foot Christmas tree


Less than a week after it was placed in the ground, East Wenatchee’s Christmas tree fell (literally) victim to Sunday’s windstorm.

Despite the setback to the planned Dec. 2 lighting ceremony, the city says its annual Wings ‘n’ Wishes will go on.

“There is a pre-dug 5-foot hole that we place our trees in every year, for our annual tree lighting ceremony, unfortunately when the wind blew over the tree it also ruined the hole and the ground is too wet to dig a new one,” the city announced in a social media post.

But the lighting of City Hall will go on at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, the city announced.

“We still have lots of lights to turn on and we want the community to come out and help us celebrate the holiday season!” the city said.

The festivities will also include Santa arriving on a fire truck, Christmas carols and goodies.

The tree that tumbled is a 30-foot blue spruce that weighs 6,600 pounds, the biggest the city has ever had.  It was set into the ground at City Hall last Monday.