Friday, January 6, 2012

The Last Fire of Christmas - A Salem Tradition

Two weeks after Christmas, along with most of our fellow Salem residents, we made our way over to Dead Horse Beach in Salem.  Our garbage collectors had done a great job of collecting all the discarded Christmas trees from around town and dropped them in a giant pile here at the beach.  We were then treated to a celebratory bonfire!
Once lit, the pile of trees made the beach move from very dark...
to bright enough to see everyone else in town around the bonfire!
(and quite hot too!)
A local church sold hot chocolate and we enjoyed some of that on the way out.  Yum! 
This was a fun conclusion to our very busy holiday season, and a great start to a new year to which we are very much looking forward!  Here is a link to the rest of the photos from the festivities!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is one of the nicest town traditions I have ever heard of. How fun.