It's back: Montreal's ugly Christmas tree will go up on Friday

Nov 23 2017, 2:21 am

Montreal’s ugly Christmas tree is coming back for the holiday season.

Last year, Montreal’s 88-foot balsam fir Christmas tree made a lasting impression for being lopsided and a tad too skinny. As a result, it became a symbol of Montreal’s sad attempt at a Christmas spectacle.

To pay homage to last year’s lacklustre tree, another one will be decorated in its honour.

This year’s ugly tree is much smaller (only 20-feet) and will be installed at Prince Arthur Street.

You’ll also be able to take all the selfies your heart desires as a selfie-stick and a large spring of mistletoe will be installed near the tree for some cheeky holiday fun.

The tree is part of the Ugly Christmas Tree Village, taking place from November 24 to December 23.

“After installing the world’s most famous Christmas tree on Place des Festivals last year, Sapin MTL will erect a special tree that will be much smaller in size (20 feet rather than 88 feet …), but that promises to be just as endearing!” event organizers stated in a release.

Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal opening night and lighting ceremony

Where: On Prince Arthur Street East, between St-Laurent Blvd. and Laval Avenue

When: From November 24

Time: 5 to 9 pm. Tree lighting takes place at 6:30 pm.

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