Hundreds of discarded Christmas trees line the sidewalks of Chattanooga following the holidays, so a group of local business owners decided to offer a fiery alternative.

Treetop Hideaways and The Bitter Alibi will offer the second annual Christmas Tree BonfireJan. 11. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. and offers an opportunity to “watch a conflagration of past Christmas celebrations and the remnants of the old year turn to ashes.”

The event is at 576 Chattanooga Valley Road. If you have a tree to donate to the fire, you can drop it off anytime before the event or arrange a pickup with Treetop Hideaways staff via Facebook.


“It’s a super-basic concept,” said Andrew Alms, co-owner of Treetop Hideaways. “We are burning spent X-mas trees for fun and fellowship. You can bring one (or several) and drop them off on the front of the property.”

The result, as seen in last year’s video above, is an exciting display of color and fire. And as the fire burns, guests can roast hot dogs and marshmallows. The Bitter Alibi will be providing a keg of beer for the event. Guests can also bring any refreshments they might want to consume.

Treetop Hideaways is a loft-style treehouse with the rustic feel of outdoor camping and the amenities you might find in a boutique hotel room. It officially opened in November 2015.

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