In 1959, Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc developed the Evergleam aluminum Christmas tree, a “space-aged” design that became an instant classic. This holiday, more than 40 different sizes, styles and colors of vintage Evergleam aluminum trees will return to the city where they were originally manufactured over 50 years ago. “Evergleams On Eighth,” a community event that runs from November 17 to January 7, features more than 30 downtown Manitowoc storefronts “aluminized” for the season.
Downtown Manitowoc, a non-profit organization, worked with two Manitowoc natives who are avid Evergleam collectors. Their collections include nearly 300 aluminum trees, including some very rare varieties and also numerous color wheels and rotating tree stands.
Guided trolley tours of the participating storefronts will be available for a small fee on Saturdays, Nov. 25th and Dec. 16. Choose a daytime Hop on/Hop off tour at 11:00 or 1:30 or the Twilight Twinkling Tour at 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00. Please check the website for complete information and to purchase tickets to reserve your seat.mFor a map of locations and to purchase trolley tickets, visit downtownmanitowoc.org.
For more information, call 901-6999 or 901-0043.