Nova Scotia

Talking Christmas tree debuts in Lower Sackville

If you’re pining for Woody the Talking Christmas Tree, we’ve got a real treet for you: a new talking tree has taken root in Lower Sackville.

Councillor says $25K price tag a fair price

Lower Sackville's new tree delights kids Friday. (CBC)

If you’re pining for Woody the Talking Christmas Tree, we’ve got a real treat for you: a new talking tree has taken root in Lower Sackville.

Coun. Brad Johns used $25,000 from his council allowance to bring the singing and dancing sensation to Downsview Plaza at 800 Sackville Drive (the old Dooly’s location). Some debate if the price tag is knotty or nice, but Johns says he’s all fir it.

“Sackville itself as a community spends $12,000 a year on fireworks,” he said. “Hopefully we'll get a few more days than just the one day.”

Kids who visited Friday said it really spruced up the season, despite the "talking" part of the talking Christmas tree not quite working yet.

“That's really why I'm here. That's really why the volunteers and the Kinsmen group are here today. It's really for the kids and the residents,” Johns said.

If people leaf it alone, the tree should enjoy about 10 Christmases.

The only thing missing is the name, which will be decided in time for next Christmas.

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