The Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department has said expected high winds predicted for Sunday afternoon is an unsafe condition for today's planned Christmas tree burning, which had been scheduled as a kick off to the town's 375th Anniversary Celebration. 

The event had been set for 3 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at the Manchester Athletic Club.  In preparation, the town's composting service had been collecting discarded holiday trees from residents for the bonfire.

No word on when the event will be rescheduled.

375th Celebration Committee Chair Sue Thorne said Sunday that a meeting has been scheduled for Monday with Fire and Police Chiefs, as well as other town officials to determine next steps, in hopes of coming up with a new date.

There are more than 20 community events scheduled in 2020 to celebrate the town's historic milestone.  Details on them can be found at the link below and on the 375th Committee Facebook page, as well as the MBTS town website.