There’s a new Christmas tree in downtown Waterbury that’s getting a lot of attention because no one knows who put it up.
At the intersection of South Main and Bank Streets in downtown Waterbury, there’s a nine-foot tree on a makeshift stand. It’s decorated with tinsel, bows and ornaments.
“It’s an odd place to put it,” said Francis Baptiste of New Britain. “It’s small and not very shapely.” But I guess you have to put the Christmas spirit somewhere.”
It popped up in the past few days. And no one seems to know how it got there.
“It’s a mystery,” Mark Cheezic of Waterbury said. “One day it just showed up and that’s it.”
There’s speculation someone put up that tree because there is no longer a tree at the Waterbury Green.
The city removed the tree a couple years ago when it renovated the green and moved the lighting ceremony to Library Park.
“I came here many years for the lighting of the tree. My parents used to bring us down here,” said John Secula from Waterbury.
To some, it’s not about how this new little tree looks, but more about what it represents.
“Christmas spirit no matter what,” Baptiste said. “No matter where you go. We need it now for the holidays especially in this world today.”