Downtown Boise Christmas tree lighting postponed

Posted at 12:49 PM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 14:50:17-05

BOISE, Idaho — The annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Boise's downtown Grove plaza has been postponed until further notice.

The 45 foot Christmas tree toppled over sometime Thursday evening. Nobody was injured.

It's not clear when or why the tree fell over, but weather may have been a factor.

The incident left many Boise residents disappointed.

"It's bad timing. Bad timing. I feel bad for the city. It makes it festive, the kids like the lights, I like the lights," said Anthony, who's family lives in Boise.

Officials say a new tree will be going up and that an announcement will be made early next week regarding the rescheduled event.