New York (USA) – Rockefeller Center
The world’s most famous Christmas tree. (Our featured image is by Nada Photography.)
Gubbio (Italy) – Mount Ingino
The world’s largest Christmas tree is situated on the slopes of Mount Ingino – 2,130ft tall, it’s comprised of 3,000 multi-coloured lights connected by more than 5 miles of cable.
Paris (France) – Galeries Lafayette
The legendary department store on Boulevard Haussmann doesn’t scrimp on decorations. Galeries Lafayette also features in our Top 10 shopping experiences worldwide.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Rodrigo de Freitas
World’s largest floating Christmas tree on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.
London (England) – St Pancras Station
A one-off (2011) 40ft-high tree made entirely of Lego pieces – 600,000 of them.
Innsbruck (Austria) – Christmas Market on Marktplatz
This tree sparkles with 90,000 Swarovski crystals.
Beijing (China) – various
Beijing’s many shopping malls appear to locked in some sort of Christmas tree arms race (the third image is from the Bird’s Nest, the city’s Olympic Stadium).
Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Parque do Ibirapuera
An 85ft high Christmas tree adorned with LEDs.
Madrid (Spain) – Puerta del Sol Square
Every year a brand new design of tree graces this, one of the capital’s busiest squares.
Santa Monica (USA) – Edgemar Mall
This 33-foot tall tree is made of 86 metal shopping carts.
Macau – Senado Square
The square features a different brightly lit tree every year.
Dortmund (Germany) – Hansaplatz
Branches taken from 1,700 Norwegian spruces are fastened onto a 150-ft high giant metal frame, before being wrapped in 40,000 lights.
Kaunas (Lithuania) – Rotušės aikštė
Made of 40,000 recycled plastic bottles, this emerald beauty by artist Jolanta Smidtiene stands 40 ft tall.
If you liked these, see our colourful Top 10 Christmas Lights Displays.
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