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Join in the fun at Salem’s 13th Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire

Wednesday, January 6, 6:00 p.m., Dead Horse Beach

SALEM, MA –Mayor Kim Driscoll, the Salem Fire Department, and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services will hold the City’s 13thannual Christmas tree bonfire at Dead Horse Beach on Memorial Drive on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

“The Bonfire is one more great Salem tradition,” said Mayor Driscoll. “I look forward to it every year and I know that many other residents do, as well.”

Waste Management trucks will be picking up trees curbside on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash day beginning January 4th.  If you really want to make sure your tree is part of the bonfire, you can drop it off at the entrance to Dead Horse Beach after January 4th or bring it to the bonfire on the 6th.  Please don’t forget that all decorations and lights must be removed from your tree.

In case of inclement weather (rain, snow, or wind) the bonfire will be held on Thursday evening January 7th at 6:00 p.m. Checkwww.salem.com for rescheduling information.

City-wide Christmas tree curbside collection will continue to take place January 11 -15, 2016.  Please leave your tree curbside on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash day and Waste Management will pick up your tree.