In Charlestown, it’s still looking a lot like Christmas - Metro US

In Charlestown, it’s still looking a lot like Christmas

Christmas only comes once a year — except in Charlestown.

It’s been 60 days since Dec. 25, and up and down Main Street wreaths still adorn the utility poles.

The once cheery and green holiday decorations are now showing their age and browning or barely clinging to the poles.

“It’s weird,” Paige Pape, a tourist from Texas, said as she stood on Main Street yesterday.

The wreaths were put up by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce near the beginning of December as part of its holiday stroll event.

Plans were to remove them in January, but the this season’s severe weather thwarted efforts.

“We couldn’t get to them. Every single time we had something lined up it snowed or it was freezing,” said Diane Grant, the chamber’s business manager.

Sitting on a bench along Main Street waiting for a bus, Boston resident Peter King said he thought the wreaths helped beautify the city — in December.

“People should take at look at it. If it’s uglified instead of beautified, then maybe it’s time to take them down,” King said.

Grant said volunteers were planning to help cut down the wreaths Friday, and residents can remove wreaths near their homes.

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