Solvang's Annual Christmas Tree Burn Celebrates 30 Years
Photos: Mike Eliason / SBCFD
By edhat staff
Solvang's annual Julefest concluded with their 30th annual Christmas Tree burn on Friday evening.
Over a thousand spectators turned up to see the massive bonfire display corraled by local fire departments at Mission Santa Ines. Local residents donated their dried-out Christmas trees to act as kindling for the fire.
"Tree safety tips are also presented before the pile is set afire," said Santa Barbara County Firefighter Mike Eliason.
Some of the tips include putting no more than tree light strands on a tree, keep the tree wet and away from windows, keep electrical extension cords away from the tree, and dispose of the tree as soon as possible.
Marborg will pick up Christmas Trees for free on scheduled green waste days through January 12.