There are thousands of Christmas trees that are erected around the world during this festive season. However, there are some that stand out above all: large, modern, animated, handmade, etc. Here you will find the most spectacular and we explain where to find them.
Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.
The most beautiful
Some cities have trees that are impressive for their beauty. Some of them are traditional, while others are more modern and risky proposals.
Galaeries Lafayatte, Paris, France
Lafayatte Galleries are located at Paris, the capital of France. This shopping center always surprises with trees of great beauty that impress everyone who goes to see them. The model changes every year and in some editions it has been pendant.
In 2016, it was the artist Lorenzo Lapace who designed it. It consisted of a tree made entirely of paper. The entire shopping center was decorated under the premise 'Extra Polar Christmas', since it represented polar bears that went there after the melting of the North Pole.
This theme was chosen because it was a solidarity project that sought to publicize the importance of biodiversity and the preservation of the planet. A mobile application was even developed.
On the other hand, although in Lebanon the majority of the population is Muslim, there is also a significant percentage of Christians. Therefore, in the city of Byblos, each year a specimen is mounted that stands out for its beauty and charm.
In the following video you will see the opening ceremony and the impact it has on this place:
En Strasbourg, a town in Alsace, France, every Christmas we can find the oldest market in France, it is almost 450 years old. Next to this, you cannot miss a large tree that stands out above the buildings.
Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic
The Old Town Square is the cultural and tourist center of Prague. For this reason, this is the place where the most important tree in the city is placed. This is usually natural and adorned with lights.
Around it, a Christmas market is set up where you can buy handicrafts and typical Czech food.
Kitte Mall, Tokyo, Japan
Another model that stands out for its beauty is that of the Kitte shopping center, in Tokyo, Japan. This one is white in color and has the appearance of being totally snowy.
Although the center opened in 2013, its Christmas decorations are already popular and have become one of the most prominent in the Japanese city.
Although as the saying goes: "for tastes, colors", around the world we find some Christmas trees that we can consider ugly.
Canary Wharf, London, UK
En London have decided to give a decorative use to the traffic lights, and for this they have created the so-called Traffic Light Tree.
This monument is throughout the year in the Canary Wharf complex. It consists of 75 sets of lights that are controlled by computer. It has inspired other cities, such as Berlin, where traffic signs and other elements have been added.
Chandler, Arizona, United States
En Chandler, Arizona (United States), they have been planting a tree made with tumbleweeds or tumbleweed. In order to form it, hundreds are collected throughout the population. Chandler claims to be the only city in the southwestern United States to build a Christmas tree.
Junction, Texas, United States
Deer hunting is very popular in Junction, belonging to the American State of Texas. So there you can find the Deer horn tree, made with deer horns. Although it is there all year round, at Christmas they put lights to decorate it.
They are not the only trees in the United States made of somewhat peculiar materials. In Rockland, Maine, is made with lobster traps. In the case of Baltimorein Maryland, they reuse hubcaps from cars.
There are others that can be seen even from miles away due to their size. Over the years, there has always been a competition between cities to see who can build the biggest tree.
The largest traditional Christmas tree in the world is located in Dortmund, Germany. It is 45 meters high and has a total of 40.000 bulbs. The typical Christmas Market is set up around it.
Rodrigo de Feiras Lake, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
However, in Lake Rodrigo de Feiras, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we find the most monumental floating tree, since it is in the middle of the water. It is impressive, since it has a size of 85 meters.
In the following image you can see how impressive it is and how it is taller than the buildings around it:
Monte Ingino, Gubbio, Italy
However, the tree on Mount Ingino in Gubbio, in Italy, it is the largest. This figure is made up of 3.000 lights, which travel a total of 8,5 kilometers.
It can be seen even 50 kilometers away and, as we see in the photo, it occupies the entire mountainside:
En Tegucigalpa, HondurasThey wanted to overcome another type of brand: that of creating the largest made up of people. A total of 2.945 people dressed in brown, green and red clothes made it.
In this video we can see how they announce in some newscasts that this population achieved the Guinness Record, since it exceeded a municipality in Argentina in number of participants:
Reforma City, Mexico
As for the largest tree made of artificial materials, it was mounted in Reforma City, Mexico, in 2009. It was no less than 110 meters high and its weight was 330 tons.
These specimens do not leave anyone indifferent. Some of them have proposed to recycle materials that have little to do with Christmas.
There are some that stand out for being somewhat strange. Such as Rakvere, in Estonia, where in 2016 they made one with wood and giant sprockets that move at three different speeds. They did this thanks to an electrical mechanism. Also, it changed color.
Lynchburg, Tenesse, United States
En Lynchburg, Tennessee, the Jack Daniel's whiskey factory has been setting up a Christmas tree made up of 140 barrels filled with its liquor for several years.
Its success was such that they already install one like it in London. According to the factory, the construction of this specimen has become its own Christmas tradition.
Telluride, Colorado, United States
In another American town, Telluride, Colorado, have been building a unique tree since 2013. Locals donated a number of old skis and local artist Anton Viditz-Ward took it upon himself to turn them into a work of art.
The choice of this object is due to the fact that it is an area where it usually snows and, therefore, its inhabitants have a habit of going skiing whenever they can.
St. Pancras Station, London, UK
St. Pancras Station in London organize thematic projects. In 2015, the tree was made up of stuffed animals from the Disney factory. In 2016, they collaborated with the Circo del Sol.
Therefore, in this place, every day of December there were musical shows. In addition, in the center of this minimalist tree was a huge glass sphere in which images of this circus appeared.
Murano is a small island in Italy famous for its quality handcrafted glass. For this reason, they have decided to create a tree made with this material, which they have shaped into colored tubes.
The most famous
There are several that are known worldwide and even appear on television when, each year, the date of their inauguration approaches.
Rockefeller Center, New York, United States
Like the one in Rockefeller Center. as NY. Every year it organizes a lighting ceremony to inaugurate this tree with more than 70 years of history.
In addition, it is supportive, since when Christmas ends, they donate the trunk to the NGO Habitat for Humanity, as it becomes wood used for the construction of new homes.
Trafalgar Square, London, UK
The Trafalgar Square spruce in London, arrives every year from Oslo, in Norway, in the form of a gift. In this way, the city appreciates the help that the United Kingdom gave to King Haakon of Norway during world war II.
Red Square, Moscow, Russia
In the Red Square of Moscow, Russia, we also find an imposing tree. In addition, in this city the largest ice rink in the world is located, so if you visit it you can take the opportunity to skate on it.
In addition, from this prominent square we have impressive views of some of the most outstanding buildings in the city, such as the Cathedral of San Basilio, which stands out for its color.
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
The capital of Catholicism could not be missed, that is, the Vatican City. In its center, the Plaza de San Pedro, a tree decorated with led lights is installed, since these have a lower environmental impact than conventional lights.
It is not the only Christmas ornament that is placed in the square, since a great Nativity is also mounted. In 2016, with this Nativity scene, they wanted to pay tribute to immigrants who risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
White House, Washington DC, United States
Washington DC It is the city where the White House is located, home of the President of the United States. Every year the Christmas tree arrives by carriage, which is installed in the Blue Room.
In the following YouTube video, the first lady of the United States receives the carriage with horses that brings it:
The most original
With the number of Christmas trees in the world, it is difficult to be original. However, there are some who have succeeded.
Although there is a lot of competition, there are some models that do not go unnoticed, such as the Legoland park in Malaysia, which is built with 400.000 Lego pieces. Its architects had to dedicate 3.440 hours of work to it.
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
En West Palm Beach, Florida, use 600 tons of sand to make it. Plus, it's lit up and has music. This "tree" is called Sandi and she has her own Twitter account.
However, this character is not alone, since other sculptures are made around him. The expectation that it generates is so much that we can even buy a little sand with which it is built.
Rijsmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland
If you go to Rijsmuseum. as Amsterdam, you can see a model in three dimensions, but not touch it, since it is a hologram. In this museum they have had to use the most advanced technology to create it, since it is the first of its kind.
This digital design has a height of seven meters. It gives the impression that it is floating, since it is exposed above the heads of the visitors.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
We cannot fail to name another London specimen that is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is called "Kalpataru, the Tree of Wishes", and combines Christmas with a Hindu holiday called Diwali.
It is made up of three independent parts, whose paintings and metal frames have been made by hand. It is inspired by the basil leaf, the lotus flower and the betel leaf, a medicinal plant.
Claridge's Hotel, London, United Kingdom
At Claridge's Hotel in London, each year they invite a prominent artist. In 2016, Jony Ive and Marc Newson designed not a single tree, but an entire forest covered by snow and made up of silver bushes.
With this representation they wanted to reflect the purity of nature. It was a fusion between tradition and future, creating a magical atmosphere that shocked everyone who saw it.
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