Sunday/ it’s December ..

.. and so here’s a nice picture of the Christmas tree at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, being lit up on Friday night.

There’s somewhat of a shortage of Christmas tree this year (the real ones). Millennials prefer to buy real trees, and in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, tree farms cut back on the planting of trees that take 6 to 10 years to mature.

5 pm on Friday: The crowd cheers as the Christmas tree is lit up, with fireworks to go with it. Behind the tree, Macy’s department store and star is visible. The store is closing down in February, and it was unsure if the iconic star will even be there this year. Then Amazon announced it would pay $250,000 to have the star repaired for this holiday season. The star is 161 ft tall and has 3,600 light bulbs, but 250k still sounds like a lot of money to repair it. Whoah.  [Picture by the Seattle Times]

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