Trees on Windsor’s Main Street ready for holiday season
November 26, 2012
It looked as though Blake McGrew was hanging out in the clouds recently.
McGrew, a town of Windsor forestry department employee, had the duty of hanging the Christmas lights on the trees up and down Main Street.
McGrew said the lights will cover all the trees on Main Street, two trees in front of Town Hall and even some trees at the train depot at Boardwalk Park.
“We have about 6,000 feet of lights,” McGrew said.
Wade Willis, manager of parks and open space for the town, said some new lights were added this year on the east end of Main Street because of some newly planted trees.
“We’ve kept pretty much the same program for lights. Most of the lights are white, and on the corners we’ve tried to highlight with a little bit of red,” Willis said. “We added a little bit of lights as the trees get bigger, but for the most part we’re putting up about the same amount of lights we typically do. We did add some lights to the new trees that are on the east end of Main Street. Those will be lit for the first time.”
Willis said the lights will be turned on by the end of the week.
“Last year we tried to do a coordinated turn-on, and it was a just a little challenging with all the different switches to flip,” Willis said.
Willis said the white lights are an added attraction to the downtown area.
“I think it looks great. It really brightens up downtown, and makes it look alive and welcoming for people passing through and coming into town,” Willis said.
Willis said lights are on a spruce tree at Boardwalk Park in front of the museum, and also some lights are on the train depot building.
The parks department staff also decorated the front of Windsor Community Recreation Center, which have the lights already turned on.
“We strung some lights on the entryway, and around the trees at the entry,” Willis said.