Fiery photos: Marblehead’s Christmas tree burning

January 7, 2017

PHOTOS BY PAULA MULLER
Anathea Waitekus films her daughter, Asia Waitekus, at the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on gloves Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on gloves Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud keeps an eye on the burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud keeps an eye on the burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud drags a last-minute Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud drags a last-minute Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud throws a late-arriving Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud throws a late-arriving Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on protective gloves to throw a late-arriving Christmas tree on the burn.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on protective gloves to throw a late-arriving Christmas tree on the burn.

Lina and Dounia Pecers-Abbadi of Marblehead squeeze in between the taller people in the crowd to watch the annual burning at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Lina and Dounia Pecers-Abbadi of Marblehead squeeze in between the taller people in the crowd to watch the annual burning at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Norah and Nick Walsh of Marblehead watch the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach.Paula Muller

Norah and Nick Walsh of Marblehead watch the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach.

George Ryan and Nat Boyce, both of Marblehead, try toasting marshmallows at the annual burning at Riverhead Beach.Paula Muller

George Ryan and Nat Boyce, both of Marblehead, try toasting marshmallows at the annual burning at Riverhead Beach.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.