So what do you think of the new artificial Syracuse Christmas Tree in Clinton Square? It's well lit with thousands of multi-color lights and topped with a big star. Plus, the tree has ornaments. Big ornaments. I was on vacation when Mayor Ben Walsh announced the incoming "artificial tree" would make its debut this holiday season. News traveled fast and was the topic of conversation on a beach in Florida. It stirred up a stink back home for a few days, but the change didn't seem to keep the crowds away for the official tree lighting on Friday. Enjoy the tree this holiday season. And don't forget to join me for my Christmas Show at the Market Diner on December 20. Enjoy a 57¢ Breakfast Special 5-9AM or a $5.70 Burger Special All Day! Presented by Money Federal Credit Union.