Saguache Town’s Annual Tree-Lighting on Saturday
This Saturday, Dec. 5 the Saguache Town annual tree-lighting will take place at dusk. Yuletide enthusiasts can gather at the corner of San Juan and 4th Street in downtown Saguache to watch the annual placing of the Christmas tree at the crossroads. This lighting of the lights marks the official kickoff to the holiday season and will be part of a number of merrymaking Christmas festivities happening downtown on Saturday.
Give What You Want; Take What You Need
The “Giving Tree” has returned to downtown Saguache for the fourth consecutive year. Back in 2012, the founders of Saguache Works were inspired by a long-time “giving tradition” in the town of Carbondale, which was inspired, in turn, by a very special random act of kindness. Residents in this other small Colorado town were invited to hang small gifts on an outdoor tree – toys, coats, hats, mittens, decorative items or even dollar bills – and make them available for anyone to take.
During the past three holiday seasons, public response to the Saguache Giving Tree was overwhelming. New gifts appeared on a daily basis, including five- and ten-dollar bills, as well as quality clothing and small household items. Needless to say, every gift found a good home.
Beginning on Dec. 5, to coincide with the town’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, clothespins will be available to hang your gifts, or you can just leave them under the Giving Tree, located in front of the Saguache Welcome Center, at 404 4th Street.