Cataño boasts island’s tallest Christmas tree
By The Star Staff
The Municipality of Cataño has “the tallest Christmas tree in Puerto Rico” in front of its city hall, Mayor Julio Alicea Vasallo announced over the weekend.
“In front of the Mayor’s Office, the tallest Christmas tree on the island, with digital illustrations, will be on display,” Alicea Vasallo said Sunday in a written statement. “An innovative and creative interpretation of a Christmas tree, the statue is 75 feet tall and the entire family will be able to see inside and get an inside feel of the festive spirit that characterizes this season. This tree will be composed of a metal structure and similar materials, upon which impressive images and visual effects will be projected.”
He added that “one of the main attractions of the Enchanted Malecón Festival are the ‘Estampas de Pueblos de Puerto Rico,’ where each town on the island will have its own artistic representation that will highlight its unique characteristics, such as its architecture, gastronomy, music and folklore. These prints will allow visitors to learn about and appreciate the diversity and cultural richness of Puerto Rico, all in one place.”
“Our waterfront will become an enchanting place to celebrate the magic of Christmas in a spectacular coastal setting,” Alicea Vasallo said. “The Malecón Festival will also feature a wide variety of activities for all ages, such as traditional Puerto Rican music concerts, dance performances, local craft exhibits, and tastings of delicious Creole cuisine. The activities begin this weekend with the colorful Christmas Festival.”