Connecticut Town’s Lobster Trap and Buoy Christmas Tree is a Copyrighted Masterpiece
We are so about our Christmas trees here in Connecticut, plus we get so creative with our buoy trees and lobster trap trees all over New England. There aren't too many places that can claim such a hometown, and unique feel for the holidays cherishing our region.
And when I ran across this Christmas tree paying homage to a Connecticut town's fishing industry, I wished it was in Fairfield County at least rather than in Stonington, Connecticut. However, it's most definitely worth a road trip to the coastal town bordering Rhode Island for sure.
Its fresh, unique, and festive approach is beyond welcoming, and even interactive. The town Christmas tree, made of lobster traps and buoys, stands at an impressive 35 feet tall with more than 1,000 lights. Talk about spectacular.
But that's not all. You can literally go into the tree for some festive, Instagram-worthy photos.
According to the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page, they started building it in mid-November. The tree consists of 420 lobster traps, and 420 buoys as ornaments. To no one's surprise, the residents of the small, coastal town of Stonington celebrate it to the fullest.
Now, if you're surprised you've never seen it or heard of this tree before, it's because this is only its second year with the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce. The Stonington Lobster Trap Tree even has its own website.
Wouldn't you love to see something so magical and passionately built in your area? It's made up of 450 lobster traps and 454 buoys. Some are made by children, and others are created by local artists.
Oh, and the copyright cost is $1,800. The Stonington Lobster Trap Tree is lit every night from 4:30 to 9:30 through January 6, 2024.
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