There’s a Christmas Tree Bonfire This Weekend
If you haven’t already chucked your Christmas tree out of the living room, there’s a bonfire happening in Newbury this weekend that could use it.
The Old Newbury Bonfire has been piling Christmas trees three stories high since 2011—the annual event honors the original purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. On Saturday in the Tendercrop Farm growing fields, ornament-less trees will be set on fire, to be officially lit by two winners of an auction at the event.
The bonfire, co-hosted by Historic New England, boasts a Christmas tree toss, crafts, games, food, and tours of the nearby Spencer-Peirce-Little House. It’s free to attend but has a $5 parking fee, with funds supporting the Newbury Fire Department Protection Fire Company.
The Newbury Fire Department is accepting trees for the fire until Friday, January 8.
Free, Saturday, January 9, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tendercrop Farm, 71 High Road, Newbury, newburyfirerescue.com.