In case you didn’t want to be surrounded by the Union Square crowd.
While the official lighting will happen on November 30, shoppers can see it in all of its inverted glory. And if you can believe it, San Francisco started this trend just last year. Beginning to break social media with it’s larger than life display, many other cities caught on fast to this trend and began hanging their, you can find the concept from places to San Diego, London, and beyond. It’s caught SO much wind that Target and Wal-Mart have begun selling upside-down trees for those who enjoy optical illusions.
And just so you all know, the Westfield mall claims that their tree is the most Instagrammable, “San Francisco’s “most Instagrammable” Holiday tree returns,” says their event page. We bet Union Square is crying currently.
Though not all jolly tides were spread, former Trump campaign advisor called the installation, “everything that is wrong with America.” Oh the irony in their words. And various other media sites have proved the validity of hanging your tree from it’s roots, “The first records of a tree being decorated date to the 1500s at Riga, Latvia. The early trees were a symbol of the Paradise Tree in the Garden of Eden and were decorated with food and flowers to denote abundance. Upside-down Christmas trees are common among many Slavic groups—Carpatho-Rusyns, Poles, Slovaks, and Ukrainians.”
Though we can visit the tree at Union Square anytime we want, we are tickled to see this be reinstalled for yet another year.
// The official Westfield tree lighting takes place November 30 at 6 p.m.; preview the exclusive Finland Under the Dome pop-up marketplace, featuring fashion, food and home design products straight from Finland.