SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It may look a little weird and wacky, but it's the holidays in Ocean Beach.
Ocean Beach's tree is as unique as the city where it stands. Covered in lights and decorations - some handmade by local students - the tree will grace the coastline at Newport Ave. for December.
But it has represented Ocean Beach for far longer.
Twenty years have passed since the tree was planted in the backyard of an Ocean Beach home. Over time, the tree has developed a unique tilt to the right - drawing visions of something out of a Charlie Brown or Grinch movie.
The tree has also caused problems with the property's foundation as it has grown, according to the Ocean Beach property's owner, Kimm Rogers.
Kimm, a former Ocean Beach Elementary teacher, volunteered the tree to headline the community's holiday celebration. And the uniqueness of the towering tree made it a prime candidate for the town's 38th annual holiday centerpiece.
Most trees selected as Ocean Beach's tree are from the area, though city organizers call this one a "true OBcean" because of how long it's been in the community.
Organizers will turn on the tree's lights on Saturday, Dec. 2 to kick off the OB Holiday Parade at 5:05 p.m.
10News' Ariel Wesler speaks to Rogers about the tree and Ocean Beach celebration on 10News at 5 p.m.