17 Of The World's Best Christmas Trees

"Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree; thy leaves are so unchanging…"

It's National Christmas Tree Day. In celebration, we've brought you the world's best!


The tradition of the Christmas tree is long and rich. Apparently, the fierce Vikings in Scandinavia thought evergreens were the special plant of the sun god. So, Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition that we all know and love, where we bring decorated trees into our homes!

1) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular Brazilian destinations to celebrate the holidays in style! Around 1 December, the world's largest floating Christmas tree is set up in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

2) Rockefeller Plaza, New York, USA

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City.

3) Trafalgar Square, London, UK

See the famous Norwegian Christmas tree sparkle with hundreds of lights in Trafalgar Square.

4) Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: includes animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.

5) Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Christmas tree on square Pariser Platz at Brandenburg Gate in the evening, Mitte district, Berlin,Germany, Europe.

6) Lego Christmas Tree, London, UK

The world-record breaking 12.2 metres high Christmas tree constructed of LEGOs in the London's St Pancras International Station made the headlines across the world!

7) St. Peter's Square, Vatican City

Pope Francis thanked all of those who donated this year's Nativity scene on the theme of works of mercy and the 28 meter tall Christmas tree is set up in the centre of St. Peter's Square in Rome.

8) Monte Ingino, Gubbio, Italy

The tree is over 650-meters high, with more than 250 green points of light, about 300 multicolored lights and a star of 1.000 m² on top of the tree, designed by 200 lights. Such an achievement could not be unnoticed, and in 1991 it entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The World's Largest Christmas Tree".

9) National Christmas Tree, Washington DC, USA

Since 1923, the United States has held a tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree in Washington,DC each holiday season.

10) Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA

Otherwise known as the "U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree", you can visit for some fun with Choose Outdoors and the U.S. Forest Service.

11) Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

The Christmas tree was newly super-sized to a whooping 16m tall!

12) Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain

This Christmas tree stands in the puerta del sol in Madrid Spain, but there are other trees and light displays in major plazas and roundabouts around the city center. They're lit starting at the end of November and going all the way until Epiphany on January 6th.

13) Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand

This Christmas tree stands at Siam Paragon Shopping Mall in Bangkok.

14) Comercio Square, Lisbon, Portugal

It's "The Biggest Christmas Tree in Portugal" and it has a supportive function. Each euro placed on the tree turns on a light. The money will then be delivered to Caritas to combat child poverty.

15) Murano Christmas Tree, Venice, Italy

This Christmas tree with hanging decorations is hand made completely of Murano glass.

16) Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

This tree is thought to be the world's most expensive Christmas tree, valued at more than $11m.

17) Dortmund Christmas Market, Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund can claim one of the biggest Christmas markets in Germany, with over 300 stalls packed around a gigantic Christmas tree creation that stands 45 metres tall – reputed to be the biggest in the world.

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