ANTIGO - The people of Antigo officially said goodbye to Christmas on Monday night.
The optimist club hosted the annual Christmas tree burn outside the high school.
Last week city workers collected and piled up hundreds of residents' Christmas trees.
Organizers say they believe the event has been going on for 30 or more years, and this year's weather was one for the books.
"Usually we're fighting below zero chill factors," said organizer Tim Sharon. "Tonight it's real comfortable."
Organizers doused the pile and set it on fire, and it burned for about an hour.
" A fire...it seems to attract people for some reason or another," said spectator Dan Nasser. "I don't know, I think it's soothing. It's kind of something you can watch and get away from thinking about every day life and everything you can just sit and watch a fire burn."
"In a sense kind of get rid of winter and welcome spring," said spectator Niki Cooper.