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It’s Christmas Time: Christmas Trees From Around the World

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Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree! Fa la la la! There’s something magical about Christmas trees, I could stare at a Christmas tree for hours and still be amazed.
From picking that right evergreen coniferous tree and bringing it home, carefully choosing the ornaments and lights and decorating it, I find it one of the most beautiful traditions related to Christmas that we’ve been doing for centuries.
Did you know the earliest accounts of decorating a tree at Christmas were recorded in Livonia and in Germany in the 15th century? Nice!
Here is a wrap up of the most famous Christmas trees from around the world!

1. Lego Christmas Tree, St. Pancras Station, London

The world’s largest ever LEGO Christmas tree is now standing on the concourse at St. Pancras Station, London for the public to enjoy. Consisting of approximately 400,000 individual bricks and requiring a steel frame to support its three-tonne-weight, the tree was constructed by the UK’s only certified LEGO professional, Duncan Titchmarsh, and his team at Bright Bricks – a company which specialises in creating giant LEGO commissions.

2. Old Town Square, Prague

The Prague Christmas tree lights up the city centre at this time of year, bringing tourists and locals together to enjoy the holiday spirit, in a true ‘winter wonderland’ setting.

3. Christmas Tree in Puerto Princesa, Manila, Philippines

The Christmas Tree in Puerto Princesa is probably one of the tallest we have ever seen in the Phlippines standing at 112 feet with 20,000 lights. It was created by Mayor Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa. Every year, they are committed to add 10 feet to the height of the tree.

4. Dortmund, Germany

The Christmas tree of Dortmund is the largest in the world and is built with a scaffold covered with 1700 Norway spruces, 40000 lights and is 45 meters high.

5. Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center, New York

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit during the 79th annual lighting ceremony, in New York.

6. Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro

Fireworks display at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, where a Christmas tree stands surrounded by presents, at Rio de Janeiro.

7. Christmas Tree at the White House, Washington

Christmas tree at the White House, Washington, with the family dog, Bo.

8. St. Peter’s Square, Vatican

Workers erect a Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

9. $2M Golden Christmas tree, Tokyo

The Japanese jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku unveils a $2 million Christmas tree, which will be on display until Christmas Day. The “Golden Christmas Tree” is made from 26 pounds of the precious metal and stands at 8.2 feet tall. The tree’s decorations, which include 100 ribbons, orchids and hearts, are also made of gold.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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