Magic Tree Relocates

8 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 30 2010 Nov 30, 2010 Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:16:21 AM CST November 30, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia landmark has relocated. The Magic Tree, which used to be on Hickman Drive for 15 years, is now in the Village of Cherry Hill. Randy Fletcher, the man who lights the tree, decided to change locations after traffic became unmanageable at his house.

Fletcher approached the Cherry Hill Business Association, which was happy to have the new Magic Tree.

"It's almost like a town here, where you can stop and get close to it, you don't feel like you're on somebody's property," said Krista Kippenberger, who is on the Cherry Hill event planning committee.  "You can come and take pictures and enjoy it up close."

The new tree holds 37,500 lights about half the number on last year's tree.  It took Fletcher about 40 hours to light it.

Although the new Magic Tree is already lit from 5 to 11 every night, there will be a lighting ceremony with Santa and other holiday activities on December 2nd at 5.

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