What’s going on?
- The Fountain Square in Cincinnati recently put up its Macy’s Christmas tree, FOX 19 reports.
- The tree, though, has been blamed for resembling 2020 since it’s a little lackluster, broken down and, well, not too pretty.
- Social media had a lot to say about the tree.
Cincinnati's Christmas Tree getting lots of laughs.— meghan mongillo (@meghanmongillo) November 10, 2020
Carissa Piper took this picture: "I think Cincinnati got the tree on clearance this year?!" Fountain Square "2020 has been a rough year for all of us, including our tree. Stay tuned for transformation as we get her fluffed up." pic.twitter.com/aejw16zcTh
If 2020 were a Christmas tree presented by Fountain Square pic.twitter.com/d3ROLOTyqQ— Sam Demmler (@samdemmler4) November 10, 2020
It's almost time for the 2020 Cincinnati Annual Tree Lighting and "Good Grief!" Immortalize this year's tree with this limited edition $20 48-hour release. https://t.co/uNygMc5DAt pic.twitter.com/WyUg1YXqCU— Cincy Shirts (@CincyShirts) November 10, 2020
Don’t worry — the Christmas tree will look different:
Officials told multiple local news outlets that the tree is unlikely to stay that way before Christmas.
In fact, 3CDC senior event marketing manager Emily Stowe said the tree does look a little sad, but officials plan to fix it.
- “The tree makes an overnight trip from northern Ohio down to the Square. The tree is tied up from top to bottom for transport, with each branch wrapped up for safety as well as to keep the tree from being damaged. After the tree arrives it’s lifted with a crane and put in place,” she said, according to FOX19.
Normally, eight to 10 people help to make the tree up to sparkle and shine. This year, only two people were free to do it, Stowe said, according to FOX19.
- “The branches will be shifted and moved into place to give us the end look everyone is used to,” Stowe said.