Christmas tree

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Brickstone Properties on Haverhill Street provided the largest Christmas tree in the United States along with a Santa's Village. The lighting usually took place the Sunday night after Thanksgiving. In 1997, the tree was a 100 ft. spruce decked with 30,000 lights, 750 balls and a 3 ft. snowflake on top. In 2004 Brickstone no longer hosted the giant tree because of changes in ownership. Brickstone planted a smaller tree which they light while Minuteman Park off River Road took over the lighting of a giant tree visible from Rt. 93.


  • "State's largest Christmas tree will hang in Andover," Andover Townsman, November 19, 1992.
  • "Lighting USA's tallest Christmas tree at Brickstone Square," Andover Townsman, November 10, 1994, p. 22.
  • Eagle Tribune, December 3, 1997, Section A.
  • "Ballardvale Lighting," Andover Townsman, December 6, 2001.
  • Andover Townsman, July 31, 2003.
  • "'It's a gigantic tree' Andover's Christmas tree one of biggest in country," Eagle Tribune, November 8, 2003, p. 1.
  • "Andover to decorate smaller tree," Eagle Tribune, November 1, 2004, p. 1.
  • "Brickstone to go with smaller, live tree," Andover Townsman, November 4, 2004, p. 14.
  • "Giant evergreen gives Andover bragging rights again," Eagle Tribune, November 10, 2005, page 11.
  • "How Christmas was celebrated in 19th Century Andover," Andover Townsman, December 21, 2006, p. 5.

--Glenda 11:55, November 24, 2006 (EST)

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