This is the time of the year when Christmas trees are finally getting an overdue makeover. Those days are long gone when we use to decorate our own personal family Christmas trees with objects we found around the home — colored strings of popcorn, berries, and nuts. Or at least with few cool ornaments if you opt for spending your entire pocket money.
Nowadays, in cities around the world, people make an annual event out of the lighting of a public Christmas tree that is usually located somewhere everyone has visual access to throughout the festive season.
The tradition of the Christmas tree is long and rich, and has resulted in some of the modern time trees that are breathtakingly beautiful, totally eye-catching, describe everything that Christmas stands for. They’re big, they’re grand, and they get more creative and stunning every year.
From the upside down Christmas tree at Paris to the world’s record-breaking human Christmas tree in Tegucigalpa, let’s have a look at some of the best Christmas trees from around the world.
Beautiful Christmas Trees From Around the World
1. LED Christmas tree in Taipei, Taiwan
2. Upside Down Christmas Tree inside a shopping mall in Paris, France
Chen Xiaowei / Xinhua / Corbis
3. Christmas tree in Warsaw, Poland
4. Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
5. Christmas tree covered in 2,000 Disney toys in London, England
6. Christmas tree on the slopes of Monte Ingino, Gubbio, Italy
Individual pine trees are fitted with lights in order to create one massive tree that stretched more than 2000 feet to the top of the Monte Ingino mountain.
7. A less traditional tree in the Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milan, Italy
8. Piazza Castello of Turin, Italy
9. Downtown Syracuse, New York
10. World Record Human Christmas Tree in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
This tree formed out of 2,945 people broke the Guinness World Record for biggest human Christmas tree ever!
11. Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, USA
12. Cathedral Square of Vilnius, Lithuania
13. 82 foot Christmas beauty at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City
14. Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France
15. National Christmas tree of the United States in Washington, DC
16. Beautiful Christmas tree at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Flickr, Wei-Sung Liao
17. LEGO Christmas tree built out of over half a million Lego bricks in Melbourne, Australia.
18. Christmas tree design in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England
19. Environmentally friendly Christmas tree Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
20. The American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York
21. Color-Changing Christmas Tree in Colon square, Madrid
22. Christmas Tree at Seoul City Hall Plaza, South Korea
23. Floating Tree In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
24. Christmas tree decorated with $11 million in jewelry and precious stones at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
25. Christmas Carols at Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Diliff / Wikimedia Commons
26. Christmas tree in Byblos, Lebanon
27. 88-foot Christmas Tree at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
28. A snowy Christmas tree outside Moscow’s GUM department store in Red Square
29. A 33 feet high Tree Made Of Recycled Wood at the city centre of Rakvere, Western Virumaa county of Estonia
Xinhua / Corbis
30. Candy Christmas Tree in Singapore
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US tennis legend Andre Agassi (C) officiates at a lighting ceremony for a Christmas tree full of sweets in Singapore.
31. Giant LEGO Tree at Legoland Windsor Resort, west of London
The tree is comprised of 300,000 lego bricks and took 4 weeks to build.
32. Christmas tree at Central World Shopping Mall, Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand
33. Old Town Square of Prague, Czech Republic
34. Christmas tree at Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania
35. Christmas tree made up of metallic umbrellas in the Claridge’s Hotel in London, England
While compiling this, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other beautiful Christmas trees. Feel free to share it with us.