Around Thanksgiving, Austin families like everyone else around the county begin to decorate their trees. But not just the trees in their homes.
Maybe other cities do this as well, but I've never seen it before. Austinites go to the busy East/West freeway in town called Capital of Texas Hwy or 360 (many major streets here have two names!) and bring their own unique decorations to random trees along the road. These uniquely curated trees go on for miles.
The tree decorations are as diverse as Austin; from straight up tinsel and ornaments to homemade projects (the bee tree below), to roadside advertisements for businesses.
Then, like magic right around the new year, the designers come and remove their displays, and Captial of Texas Hwy goes back to normal for the New Year.
I've heard some people don't love this tradition, but I think it is part of what makes this city so unique; A spontaneous outcropping of individual expression. What is more Austin than that!
I hope your holidays are as unique and dazzling as our display here in Texas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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