Here’s why someone put a tiny Christmas tree in front of the Alamo


You make sure to remember the Alamo. But have you forgotten Christmas?

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the city’s annual Alamo Plaza tree-lighting ceremony has been relocated to Travis Park -- but some San Antonians weren’t willing to let the tradition go. 

As the Express-News reports, “locals and tourists seemed happy to spot an 18-inch tree standing small but proud in front of the Alamo.” 

It’s not even December let’s se in a couple of weeks how much this 🌲 grows 🤪

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#sanantonio #alamo #christmastree #christmas when hey move the big tree and leave a little one 😍😍

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And Steve Monreal, the “sneaky elf” who placed it there, was more than happy that his tiny tree managed to bring some cheer. 

"It was a cold space,” Monreal told the Express-News. “I thought, 'Man, I'm going to go get a little tree and put it in front of the Alamo.’ I just put it there to make a statement — it doesn't matter how big of a tree, people are going to stop because that's what they've been doing for 20 or 30 years."

Monreal set up the small tree Thursday night and it remained in front of the Alamo until Friday night. 

HEB will still provide a large Christmas tree for people to take pictures with in front of the Alamo, the Express-News reports, but the lighting ceremony is scheduled to take place in Travis Park on Nov. 24. 

READ: Two giant Christmas trees arrive at Texas Capitol


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